Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ellen Snortland play in Altadena Feb. 9

Back by popular demand!
Written & Performed by Ellen Snortland

“I liked Ellen’s play so much that I married her!” —
Ken Gruberman, multiple Grammy award winner


Saturday, February 9, 2013 — 2 p.m.
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake Ave.
Altadena, CA 91001
Tickets are $10 for the first twenty buyers (online only), then $15 when purchased either online or at the door:

Tickets subject to availability. Come early & get the best parking! No one under 12 will be admitted. For more info, please visit
www.snortland.com or email ellensnortland@mac.com or call 626-798-8421

Ellen Snortland’s Now That She’s Gone is a baby-boomer anthem. Bring your sons and daughters who think you’re so straight-laced! You can wink at them while saying, “been there, done that.” Where else could you see a memoir that includes adoration of Eleanor Roosevelt, praise of lutefisk, a chase scene for the guys, and a genuine 60s-era wild, naked acid trip? Join us as Snortland makes you laugh, snort and occasionally shed a tear.

Now That She's Gone is a play that explores Ellen Snortland's often hilarious, irreverent and sometimes torturous relationship with her Norwegian-American mother. The show has been described as a Lily Tomlin / Garrison Keillor hybrid… passionate, poignant and funny in turns.
Gloria Steinem, feminist, journalist, political and social activist says, “Ellen has a gift for being serious and funny, making you laugh and understand at the same time.”

Riane Eisler, author of “The Chalice and the Blade” says, “Ellen’s play is a must see. Her performance is stupendous! The play is funny, moving…like real life; it comes from the heart.”
Nora Dunn, SNL Alum says, “Ms. Snortland has written a show with great tenderness, surprise, and revelation. She delivers a poignant and completely original insight into the mother/daughter relationship that is deeply moving, and often profound.”

Submitted for a 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, “Now That She’s Gone” was first produced by EMP Theatricals, LLC, at the 2008 NY International Fringe Festival

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