Helena K. Cosentino Presents
Gilda: A Tribute To The Beloved Comedienne Gilda Radner
2017 Hamilton Fringe Festival
July 20th to 30th 2017
Mills Hardware – 95 King Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
2016 Kansas City Fringe Top Ten
2016 Hollywood Fringe Show with Most Heart
“From the moment the lights dim and Cosentino steps on to the stage she embodies Radner.” – Bob Evans, AXS
Southern Ontario theatregoers will not want to miss out on a chance to experience the multiple award winning production of the one-woman show GILDA: A TRIBUTE TO THE BELOVED COMEDIENNE GILDA RADNER written, directed, and starring Kansas City, Missouri’s Helena K. Cosentino. A 2017 Hamilton Fringe Festival production on stage from July 20-30, 2017 at Mills Hardware at 99 King Street East in Hamilton, Ontario. A portion of the proceeds from the show will be donated to Hamilton Ontario’s Wellwood Cancer Support Centre.
ABOUT THE SHOW: Gilda Radner, one of the most iconic and beloved comediennes of our time will be honored in this one-woman show. This tribute will pay homage to some of Gilda’s infamous characters and quirky musical numbers. Gilda used humor and laughter to get through the struggles and cruelty of a life cut short, from being the fat kid to a young woman on top of her game struck with terminal cancer. Her comedy truly made fun of the very things she battled. This show is for all of us who loved watching her on SNL each week and also for the younger generations to transport them back to a time where humor was innocent yet edgy and poignant. Gilda is a classic and timeless force that will live with us for generations to come. This show is dedicated to anyone going through Cancer or any challenging event, hoping to capture and share a glimpse of Gilda’s amazing spirit and inspire laughter through life
ABOUT THE SHOW’S STAR: Helena K. Cosentino resides in Kansas City where she is actively involved in the theatre community there. She received her MA in Collaborative Theatre at Lesley University in Boston and is also a proud Alumni of the Theatre Department at Missouri State (SMSU) where she received her bachelors in Theatre. Helena has been a Theatre teacher for 15 years and a performer all her life. You can often see her as a guest star for Kansas City’s Late Night Theatre. After graduate school, Helena developed Storizenmotion a collaborate theatre process for creating original work through improvisation inspired by Ruth Zaporah’s Action Theatre, Anna Halprin’s Life-Art Process, Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre, and Gabrielle Roth’s Five Rhythms. Some of her favorite performances include: Storizenmotion, Hank, Syvvie and Gina in The Kathy and Mo Show, Salome in The Robber-Bridegroom, Aunt Martha in Arsenic and Old Lace and She & Her’s production’s Orange Flower Water. Her directing favorites: The Juniper Project, Tony and Tina’s Wedding, Conference of the Birds, A Midsummer Nights Dream and Les Miserables. You can follow Helena on Twitter at @HelenaCosentino.
HOW TO BUY TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased online via the Hamilton Fringe Festival’s website. Single tickets are $12 each plus a $2 service charge per order. Patrons must buy and wear a $5 Fringe Backer Button to attend all Hamilton Fringe productions. Fringe Passes are also available. Tickets can also be purchased at the door 1 hour before each performance for $10 each. Cash only. All performances of GILDA: A TRIBUTE TO THE BELOVED COMEDIENNE GILDA RADNER will take place at Mills Hardware at 99 King Street East in Hamilton, Ontario. Website: hamiltonfringe.ca
SHOW DATES AND TIMES: Thu, Jul 20 @ 9:30pm; Sat, Jul 22 @ 2:30pm; Sun, Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm; Wed, Jul 26 @ 6pm; Thu, Jul 27 @ 7pm; Sat, Jul 29 @ 10pm; & Sun, Jul 30 @ 1:30pm. LATE COMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.
ABOUT MILLS HARDWARE: Mills Hardware is an event and entertainment space located in downtown Hamilton. The space was awarded the City of Hamilton’s 2015 Urban Design and Architecture Award of Excellence for Heritage and Adaptive Reuse. They are an official venue for the Hamilton Fringe Festival, the BMO AGH World Film Festival, and Supercrawl. Website: millshardware.ca
ABOUT WELLWOOD: Wellwood is a community-based, non-profit organization in Hamilton, Ontario which provides information, programs and peer support to people who have received a diagnosis of cancer, loved ones, caregivers and healthcare providers. Website: www.wellwood.on.ca
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