Smouldering Masterpiece Pdns and Filler Up! Inc. presents
I DID IT MY WAY IN YIDDISH (in English)
Written & Performed by Deb Filler
Tuesday MAY 23rd, to Sunday MAY 28th, FACTORY THEATRE, TORONTO
In her new show, I Did It My Way in Yiddish (in English) Deb Filler, known internationally as an incredible character artist, writer, musician and teacher recounts brilliant stories of meetings with the Lenny’s: Leonard Cohen, Leonard Bernstein and another Jewish musician called Lenny. In this show, commissioned and hailed by JW3 in London, which has also wowed audiences in Jerusalem, Sydney and L.A., Deb lets us in on her truly incredible meetings with the Lenny’s.
As she drives a car service in New York City, we hear how she reduced the folksinger to tears of laughter in a never to be forgotten story. Also not to be missed is her story of meeting Leonard Bernstein as a teen, bringing him fresh challah bread from her father, a survivor of the Holocaust who heard Bernstein play Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ in Displaced Persons’ Camp, after the war. What happens next is unbelievable.
Those stories and others, can be heard live in I Did It My Way In Yiddish (in English) playing in Toronto in May ’17 at the Factory Theatre, Toronto’s EXTRA SPACE, (which sold out I Lost It In Kiev in 2014. Now it’s Toronto’s turn to be charmed by this funny, poignant and utterly charming show.
After recently appearing in the hit feature documentary The Last Laugh, alongside comedy legends Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman and Carl Reiner as well as in the acclaimed Yiddish theatre productions of Death of A Salesman and Talking Heads, with Fiona Reid, Deb is ready to slay ‘em in the aisles again. Her play in-progress, My German Roots are Showing, sold out at its reading in London with Miriam Margolyes. Deb achieved international success playing 36 characters in the renowned off Broadway solo show, Punch Me in the Stomach, which screened on CBC and toured the world for twelve years. Audiences also saw her baking challah bread live onstage in her twenty-four character hit solo show, Filler Up! also touring internationally to sold out houses.
Travel with Deb Filler, New Zealand’s only Jewish comic (she’s a Ki-brew—a Kiwi Hebrew) through a highly entertaining evening of stories and songs in this acclaimed new one-woman tour de force.
“Filler is a complete chameleon, transforming herself instantly into dozens of relatives and accents … exhilarating and liberating.” The Independent (London)
Join Deb as she takes us around the world on this funny, poignant and extremely moving journey, telling stories you will never forget. Follow her on this jam-packed music-filled show, with just a guitar and cast of loveable characters.
“Filler has an extraordinary gift for mimicry …she has a wonderful smile , and embracing warmth… “ Globe & Mail (Canada)
TICKETS WILL SOON BE ON SALE at the FACTORY THEATRE, https://www.factorytheatre.ca/tickets
Media Contact: ERICA ROTHSTEIN – email@example.com
125 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2R2
Opens May 24th 2017, runs to May 29th 2017
May 23 – Opening 8pm – May- 28, 8pm;
Matinees May 27 – 3pm; May 28 – 3pm
Media Night: Tuesday May 23, 8pm
Senior $ 30 (Saturday Matinee only)
Equity rate $25
Early Bird Special $30
Groups 15 or more 15% off
TO TIX – half price
Box Office 416 504 9971 or buy online
Internationally Acclaimed Writer/Performer is a member of the Usual Suspects Playwright’s Lab at New York Theatre Workshop. Deb has been developing a new two character show, ‘My German Roots Are Showing’ and working on a web series, Filler Up! Food on a Schtick. – Recipes and Stories from a South Pacific Jewish Family. Most recently cast in CHUMS, a TV series for FX USA, Deb has worked as an actor, writer and comedian internationally. Featured in Death of A Salesman in Yiddish at the Toronto Centre For the Arts, Talking Heads by Allan Bennett at Campbell House and in the cast of The Last Laugh, a documentary about Holocaust Humour as well as her international solo shows which have toured the world for decades.