WHAT’S A GUY TO SELL?!
Former QVC Host Dale Guy Madison Brings Revival of One-Man Show to the Hollywood Fringe Festival For National LGBT Pride Month
What’s a guy to sell?! Well, back by popular demand, former QVC host Dale Guy Madison brings back a revival of his one-man show, “My Life in Three Easy Payments,” to the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June for National LGBT Pride Month. The festival runs from June 7-24, 2018 at various venues in the heart of Hollywood. For more information, visit HollywoodFringe.org.
Performances for “My Life in 3 Easy Payments” will be held at the Los Angeles LGBT Center – that is, the Davidson/Valentini Theatre at the Village at Ed Gould Plaza, located at 1125 N. McCadden Place in Los Angeles. Below is a line up of the performance dates:
“MY LIFE IN 3 EASY PAYMENTS” by Dale Guy Madison
Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Madison is an award-winning educator, LGBTQ activist, playwright, author, filmmaker, performance artist and doll collector. He knows how to show and sell, as one of the first African-American hosts of QVC, and the first to produce the African Marketplace shopping hour on the popular shopping network.
“My Life in 3 Easy Payments” is inspired by iconic movies like “Sunset Boulevard,” “Valley of the Dolls,” and “All About Eve.” Madison explores the quest of fame by looking at the pop culture phenomenon of reality shows and the “famous faces” they instantly create. By sharing his first taste of fame as a QVC host, Madison takes us down memory lane, offering humorous commentary on the quest of fame and the addiction to reclaim it through spoken word, music, storytelling and archival footage. Of course, the title of the play borrows from QVC’s sales option of easy pay, in which shoppers can buy products, and spread payments over three months.
Written by Madison and directed by Malik Shakur, the one-man show is based on his memoir, “Dreamboy: My Life As a QVC Host & Other Greatest Hits.” He begs the questions: What are the real costs of fame? And do we have to sell our souls to gain commercial acceptance? Being the skilled salesman that he is, Madison peddles his message to the audience like a sweet deal of the day with three easy payments. Beware: if you’re buying what he’s selling, there are no refunds!
“My Life in 3 Easy Payments” originally premiered in 2011 at the BEHOLD! Queer Performance Festival in Santa Monica. Other engagements include the One City One Pride LGBTQ Festival in 2013 and the United Solo Theatre Festival in 2016, which is the world’s largest solo theatre festival. “My Life in 3 Easy Payments” is produced by DamnGoodMan Productions.
For more information, visit MyLifeIn3EasyPayments.com.