"BUYER & CELLAR ... is a tour de force performance of a near flawless script by Jonathan Tolins, directed expertly by Dimitri Toscas. It's Jai Rodriguez holding the stage for an hour and a half with a roller coaster ride that is, simply, a Must See." – On Stage LA
About the Show
Written by Jonathan Tolins
Directed by Dimitri Toscas
Opening Night is October 14 at 8pm.
Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) stars as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play, and an unlikely friendship develops.
This one-man-play takes the audience on a rollercoaster of emotions as Alex navigates a world that is part truth and part fiction. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Barbra Streisand's Malibu home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one man services the whole mall for a single customer, Babs herself.
Ticketholders attending Thursday night performances on October 20 & 27, and November 3 are welcome to participate in an informal Q&A discussion with members of the show
Cast & Creative Team
Andrew Joseph Perez
Director: Dimitri Toscas
Scenic & Projection Designer: Adam Flemming
Costume Designer: David Kay Mickelsen
Lighting Designer: Nick McCord
Sound Designer: Robert Arturo Ramirez
Props Designer: John M. McElveney
Casting Director: Sandi Logan
Stage Manager: Dale Alan Cooke
High-res press photos are available for download on the Press Tab.