Spectacle Management and
Women in Comedy Festival Present
Rachel Dratch Comes Home!
Improv All-Star Show
Saturday, April 22 at 8pm
Tickets On Sale Friday, March 17 at 10am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 16, 2017
CONTACT: Dan Berube, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lexington, MA – Spectacle Management and the Women in Comedy Festival are proud to present Rachel Dratch Comes Home - Improv All-Star Show at Cary Memorial Hall in Lexington on Saturday, April 22 at 8pm. Lexington native and Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch comes to Cary Hall for a night of improv as part of The Women in Comedy Festival. Featuring Kirsten Rasmussenan, Kiley Fitzgerald, Don Schuerman and Christine Cuddy. Tickets for Rachel Dratch Comes Home at Cary Memorial Hall in Lexington on Saturday, April 22 at 8pm are $36 and go on sale Friday, March 17 at 10am atwww.caryhalllexington.com or by calling 617-531-1257.
Rachel Dratch grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in Drama and Psychology, she moved out to Chicago, where she studied with Del Close at Improvolympic. Rachel went on to tour with Second City and eventually advanced to the Second City Mainstage, where she appeared in four revues: "Pinata Full Of Bees", "Citizen Gates", "Paradigm Lost" and "Promisekeepers Losers Weepers." For the latter two, she received the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actress in a Revue. After leaving the mainstage, she wrote and performed in the 2-person sketch show, "Dratch and Fey", with Tina Fey. The show was seen at Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC, and the Aspen Comedy Festival.
In the fall of 1999, Rachel joined the cast of Saturday Night Live, where she performed for 7 years. Her memorable characters include Boston teen "Denise", the "Lovers" professors with Will Ferrell, junior high school student "Sheldon" and "Debbie Downer". In addition to her time on SNL, Rachel’s numerous TV credits include 30 Rock, Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Parks and Recreation, The King of Queens and many more. Her memoir “Girl Walks Into A Bar: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle” was published in 2012.
Tickets for Rachel Dratch Comes Home - Improv All-Star Show at Cary Memorial Hall in Lexington on Saturday, April 22 at 8pm are $36 and go on sale Friday, March 17 at 10am at www.caryhalllexington.com or by calling 617-531-1257.
WOMEN IN COMEDY FESTIVAL
Each year, WICF features hundreds of comedians from all over the world at our annual festival. We produce comedy shows, workshops, and special events throughout the year as well. The 8th Annual Women in Comedy Festival runs from Wednesday, April 19th through Sunday, April 23rd. The festival will include acclaimed stand-up comedians, improv and sketch groups, musical comedy groups and solo artists, and storytellers.
Online, WICF Daily reports on all things comedy, with a focus on women. In early 2017, we’ll be launching our own podcast network, with shows ranging from horror, to science, to young adult fiction — all with a comedy slant. www.wicf.com
CARY MEMORIAL HALL
The Cary Memorial Building is a historic structure located in Lexington Center at 1605 Massachusetts Avenue. The Cary Memorial Building, named for Isaac Harris Cary, was built in 1928 with a donation from his two daughters. The Colonial styled building, with its grand auditorium, has provided the community with a year-round site for musical programming and popular events for eighty years and is home to the Lexington Symphony. The building is handicapped accessible, and is fully air-conditioned. www.caryhalllexington.com
Spectacle Management is a full-service booking, marketing and promotion company with offices in Boston and Lexington. For more information, please contact Pete Lally, email@example.com and 617-531-1257. www.spectacleshows.com