Saturday, March 9, 2013
Alison Larkin LIVE!
Unicorn Theater, Stockbridge, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 to benefit the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers
For tickets, contact the Colonial Theatre box office at (413) 997-4444

Internationally acclaimed comedienne Alison Larkin will perform a sneak preview of her new one-woman show, Alison Larkin LIVE! as a fund-raiser for the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. Alison’s first solo show, from which sprang her autobiographical novel, The English American, played to high critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, with The (London) Times calling the show “Hugely entertaining—marvelously light footed”; NBC-TV hailing Alison as “a hysterically funny new bi-hemispheric comedienne”; and Vogue calling it “most powerful book of the season.”’ The English American tells the story of an adopted English woman who finds her birth parents in the United States. It is under development as a movie, with Alison cowriting the screenplay. In a unique blend of stand-up comedy and theater, Alison will entertain, chat about the real story behind her novel and take a comedic look at life as an English American.

As an actress, Alison Larkin has appeared on and off Broadway with the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. A headliner at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, she also spent three years under studio contract to star in her own sitcom with CBS and Jim Henson productions. She has narrated over thirty best-selling audio books since moving to Great Barrington, MA, in 2010, including The English American, for which she won the prestigious AudioFile Earphones Award.