The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival in association with The Fremont Centre Theatre
is proud to present
“FROM THE BEST OF THE FEST”
February 6 – February 23, 2014
Thursdays – Saturdays, 8:00 p.m.
Sundays, 3:00 p.m.
Fremont Centre Theatre
1000 Fremont Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030
As a kick-off to the 21st Annual Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival in March, the Fremont Centre Theatre will co-produce a dynamic roster of powerful encore solo performances by artists from years past.
Come see My Brooklyn Hamlet for one-night only on Friday, February 7th at 8 PM
ADMISSION: $20 with advance reservation, $25 at the door.
6 tickets available for My Brooklyn Hamlet (Feb. 7th only) for $15/each by contacting Brenda directly at email@example.com. Get them early. When they are gone they are gone.
RESERVATIONS: (866) 811-4111 (toll-free).
ONLINE TICKETING: www.fremontcentretheatre.com
To see a 2 minute trailer of My Brooklyn Hamlet scroll to the bottom right of this page and click on the video or click on the My Brooklyn Hamlet Trailer link in the navigation bar.
Are you an event planner or theatre producer that wants to move your audience to laughter, tears and forgiveness?
Invite Brenda to join you in your city with her tour de force one woman show., My Brooklyn Hamlet: A Meshugenah True Story.
Here are what some fans say:
Ms. Adelman takes us, squarely and in typical ‘shoot from the hip’ East Coast style, through the sometimes absurd, sometimes traumatizing events of the comical tragedy,..Part family comedy, part Greek tragedy, My Brooklyn Hamlet is Brenda’s very true story about loyalty, sex, obsession, love, betrayal, murder and most of all, the awesome power of forgiveness. ..Although often shocking, much of it is quite funny..Profound in it’s outcome…LA Theatre Review Tracy Paleo
Ultimately the audience at Brenda Adelman’s searing one-woman show are winners too as she shares her extraordinary true story…her mother has taught her to recite her favourite excerpts from Shakespeare, a legacy she uses in the show to spellbinding effect…She morphs effortlessly into both parents and does not spare her audience the gory details of their relationship, or the depths of her own pain… thanks to her winning open personality and the simplicity and candour of her storytelling, nicely leavened with a disarming humour and her great personal charm, the parts add up to a gripping whole…All ABout Jewish Theatre Judi Herman
To watch it unfold is gripping, emotionally draining and uplifting…All the time there is the echo of that fatal gunshot ringing in our ears, and the knowledge that this is real, and these things really happened to the woman standing just a few feet away…stranger than fiction…(My Brooklyn Hamlet) plays on the parallels with Hamlet – in which Claudius murders the hero’s father and marries his mother. The key difference is that while Hamlet is bent on revenge, Adelman ultimately sought to forgive her father…. If any kind of remarkable twist were needed for such a story, that is it. ..
By John Jeffay, The Carriageworks, Leeds
...ripped straight from Greek tragedy or, more pertinently, Shakespearian drama…Carefully avoiding sensation or sentimentality, Adelman’s dialogue is direct…the power of the story carries this through, along with the winning personality of the flame-haired performer ..Jonathan Lovett
We were taken to the edge of human existence…Brenda Adelman’s My Brooklyn Hamlet, relived her mother’s murder by her father (who then married the victim’s sister), a drama that created a classical Greek catharsis in a modern Brooklyn setting.”
Henrik Eger, Ph. D., Association for Jewish Theatre
Adelman takes on the persona of Mother, Father, Brother and assorted friends with ease and enthusiasm that easily draws us into her family drama without our even realizing it….“My Brooklyn Hamlet…” ends on a positive note for Brenda, her family and the audience and becomes a life’s lesson in forgiveness, love and acceptance… The San Diego Examiner
Who needs reality television?…Though painful and hopeful as her story may be, nothing told her tale better than her casually sly grin and raised chin as her recounted her story step by hurtful, bloody step. Mercy and absolution are indeed the end result of this near tragedy…Edge San Diego by Rodney Rodriguez
Brenda Adelman has toured internationally with her critically acclaimed one-woman show, My Brooklyn Hamlet: A Meshugenah True Story. Her diverse audiences include women prisoners, trainers and survivors of domestic violence, youth-at-risk, high school, college and grad school students and faculty, the United States Air Force, mental health practitioners, theatre lovers and spiritual communities.
Partial List of Performances: The Jewish Ensemble Theatre in Michigan, The Los Angeles Womens Theatre Festival, The NYC Until the Violence Stops Festival, Repair the World Festival in Vienna, Austria, The Leeds International Jewish Theatre Festival in England, The New End Theatre in London, Unity Church and Church of Religious Science in North Hollywood, Flagstaff, Sedona, Oklahoma City, Phoenix and Oahu, HI. Keynote presenter for The Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in Phoenix, AZ. Most recently performed at The Marsh San Francisco and at the San Diego International Fringe Festival.
You can see Brenda next at ‘The Best of The Best’ fundraiser for the 2oth annual Los Angeles Womens Theatre Festival in Pasadena in February 2014 nd at The Orlando International Fringe Festival this May.
Are you lonely, depressed and can’t stop the obsessive loop of thinking about a person, event or thing that happened to you in your past? Do you want it to change and become present and receptive to what’s right in front of you today? There is so much good you can’t even see when you are stuck in the past.
I invite you to sign-up for coaching with Brenda. You have two choices:
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Check out the simple exercise in this video that will help you to forgive your father’s betrayal so that you have more love present today! (If the challenge isn’t with your father-you can instead apply this exercise to yourself)
Learn to embrace that part of him that lives in you, through you, as you, in a compassionate way otherwise that energy becomes toxic. And when it is then it shows up as anger, vengeful thoughts, depression, apathy and as illness.
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In this private 60 minute Truth and Dare Session with me I will show you the Truth (what you don’t know you don’t know) so you can finally take a leap forward. You will receive a DARE at the end of your session. This assignment/ exercise/ activity is personalized for you and you must commit to taking action on it within the time limit I give you.
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I look forward to supporting you in creating a MASSIVE BREAKTHROUGH in your life.
In the loving,