Dec 27, 2011
Unique Theatrical Event Will Feature Screening of Award-winning “Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream” with Q & A and Live Performance
Saturday December 31st at 7pm the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Massachusetts will present a very special end of the year event: “Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream- Live on Stage and Screen”—a rare theatrical production, combining a screening of the acclaimed documentary “Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream,” followed by a short Q&A and a live performance of “Jimmy Tingle for President: The Funniest Campaign in History.”
Jimmy Tingle is a nationally known comedian, filmmaker, and commentator for 60 Minutes II. This New Year’s Eve event is the final show of the historic Regent Theatre’s 95th Anniversary Season.
About “Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream”
This captivating, provocative film is a one-hour tour-de-force of comedy, commentary and conversation with some of America’s most iconic personalities and social critics, as well as family, friends and total strangers as they speak up and speak out on the American Dream. As Tingle weaves his stand-up comedy career into the fabric of the American Dream, you’ll meet Oscar winners and comedians, historians and the homeless as he aspires to make us laugh, to make us think, and encourages us to dream.
The film features interviews and opinions of Robert Altman, Bobcat Goldthwait, Howard Zinn, Mort Sahl, Janeane Garafalo, Sean Hannity, Lewis Black, Al
Franken, Robert Reich, Colin Quinn, Barry Crimmins, Jimmy’s mother, Frances, and more. The soundtrack includes music by Willie Nelson, The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones, The Neighborhoods, and Jimmy Tingle on harmonica.
“Jimmy Tingle for President: The Funniest Campaign in History”
As the upcoming 2012 Presidential election season unfolds against the backdrop of the growing dissent of Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party movements, Jimmy Tingle has constructed another hilarious, thought provoking and politically charged one-man show based on his 2012 run for the presidency. As the founder of the “Humor for Humanity” party, Tingle is running on his comedic record. The campaign underlines his passion and creative thinking on every issue the next president must grapple with from alternative energy to immigration to jobs and the national debt. Despite the seriousness of the issues confronting America and the world, Jimmy Tingle for President is The Funniest Campaign in History.
“Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream- Live on Stage and Screen” will be presented on Saturday, December 31st at 7pm at the historic Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street (off Mass Ave) in Arlington Center. General admission seats are $25. “Arlington’s Show Place of Entertainment” since 1916, the Regent is MBTA and handicap accessible with free parking in the municipal lot across the street. For tickets and more info, call 781-646-4849 or visit http://www.regenttheatre.com or www.JimmyTingle.com. (Event running time is approximately 2 hours)
Interviews with Jimmy Tingle and Photos available upon request.