A Carlin Home Companion
Written by and starring Kelly Carlin
Directed by Paul Provenza
Previews begin January 28
OPENS Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8pm
Falcon Theatre is proud to present A Carlin Home Companion, written by and starring Kelly Carlin, directed by Paul Provenza, the fourth production of the Falcon Theatre’s 2014-2015 Subscription Season.
Chronicling over forty years of her life with her father, Kelly Carlin, the only child of iconoclastic comedian George Carlin, deftly weaves her amusing yet poignant family stories with classic video footage of her father’s career and family memorabilia. Kelly warmly yet honestly reveals not only what it was like to be swept up by his life and career, but the struggles of their father/daughter relationship and ultimately what it took for Kelly to find her own place in the world.
PREVIEWS: January 28 – 31 at 8pm; February 1 at 4pm; February 4 & 5 at 8pm
OPENING NIGHT: Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8pm
SHOW CLOSES: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 4pm
PERFORMANCES Wed. – Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 4pm
Previews $31.50 – $34.00
Opening Night $54.00 – $59.00
Weekdays (Wed/Thurs) $36.50 – $39.00
Weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun) $41.50 – $44.00
Student Rate (valid student ID) $29.00
WHERE: Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505
TICKETS: (818) 955-8101 or FalconTheatre.com
TICKETS ON SALE: December 30, 2014
Born in Dayton, Ohio in 1963, Kelly Carlin grew up watching her father, George Carlin, become a counter-culture hero with his comedy. As a child, Kelly explored her own creativity by writing skits and doing imitations (her Ethel Merman was quite good for an eight year old). She began her professional life in her teens working behind the scenes with her mother, Brenda, on various shows for HBO that continued into her twenties. In 1993, at the ripe age of 30, she graduated from UCLA, Magna Cum Laude, with a B.A. in Communications Studies. While at UCLA, Kelly discovered her voice as a writer, which led her to a career in writing for film and TV with her husband Robert McCall. After her mother’s death in 1997, Kelly pursued her craft through a less mainstream project – a one-woman show called Driven To Distraction. In 2001, Kelly stepped away from the family business to pursue her masters in Jungian Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She studied mythology, Jungian psychology and the intersection of art and the sacred. Presently, Kelly hosts The Kelly Carlin Show on SiriusXM, and Waking from the American Dream on SModcast Network. Based on her current solo show, the memoir A Carlin Home Companion, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in 2015.
A working standup for over 3 decades, on 5 continents and almost every talk show with a desk and a host. Co-produced and hosted 2 seasons of The Green Room with Paul Provenza for Showtime, now streaming on Amazon. Co-authored !SATIRISTAS! (portraits by Dan Dion). Directed the comedy/documentary about one dirty joke, The Aristocrats. Co-produced and hosted Comics Only, one of Comedy Central’s earliest original programs. Played Fleischman’s replacement on Northern Exposure and steadfastly denies responsibility for the show’s demise. Series regular on Empty Nest, Facts of Life; guest-star on The West Wing, among others. Theater highlights include the title role in Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Directing highlights include Kumail Nanjiani: Unpronounceable; The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam and pieces for Penn & Teller’s stage show. Developed and currently co-producing (with Troy Conrad & Barbara Romen) the international comedy phenomenon Set List – live shows worldwide, a series for UK television and a web series on YouTube’s Nerdist channel.
Set Designer Keith E. Mitchell
Lighting Designer Nick McCord
Projection Designer Fritz Davis
Sound Designer David Beaudry
Wardrobe Consultant Terri A. Lewis
Stage Manager Dale Alan Cooke
The Falcon Theatre is a 130-seat professional theatre that operates year-round in Burbank, California, built by Director/Writer/Producer Garry Marshall and his daughter Kathleen Marshall LaGambina. The Falcon opened in November of 1997 and launched its annual 5-play Subscription Series in 2002, currently produced by Kathleen and Sherry Greczmiel. Mr. Marshall founded the Falcon as a place where established artists and emerging talent can come together to create live, exciting work on stage.