Buyer & Cellar
Buyer & Cellar
Book by Jonathan Tolins
Struggling actor Alex More is excited about his new job, even though it's in a Malibu basement. You see, the basement belongs to beloved superstar, Barbra Streisand, who happens to have a shopping mall in her cellar. When Babs comes downstairs to play one day, a real bonding takes place, but will that friendship transfer out of the cellar? Buyer & Cellar is a laugh-out-loud story about one of the oddest of odd jobs.
PRESENTING SPONSORS: Ray & Sonia McGowan, Bill & Judy Schneebeck
Barbra Streisand REALLY DOES Have a Mall in Her CELLAR!
Among the MANY quaint old-timer storefronts are a doll shop, a costume shop, and functioning candy store to show off her many collections.
Barbra Streisand’s basement mall is so fascinating that it inspired Buyer & Cellar, the 2013 hit play by Jonathan Tolins. Tolins first learned about the mall while reading Barbra Streisand’s book My Passion for Design and—like the rest of us—couldn’t let it go.
“How’d you like to be the guy who has to work down there? I imagined a struggling actor getting hired to man the floor and greet the customer. What would the job entail?” – Jonathan Tolins.
Find out when you see the wickedly funny performance here at Riverside Theatre!
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NEWS & REVIEWS
Shopping for Ideas in a Star’s Basement – A Playwright Inspired by Barbra Streisand’s Home – READ THE NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE
"This is a smart, engaging play written with affection" READ FULL REVIEW By PAM HARBAUGH
Riverside Theatre's one-man show is both hilarious and touching – READ THE REVIEW BY Angela Smith, Special to TCPalm
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Remy Germinario* (Alex More) is a NYC based actor/comedian and is so thrilled to be returning to this incredible show. New York Theatre: More Than All The World (Theatre For The New City), Boys Who Tricked Me (MT Factory), Bradley Cole (FringeNYC Award Winner), When I Started Dating Men (Dixon Place). Regional: Buyer and Cellar (Cardinal Stage). Film/TV: The Feast of Stephen (director James Franco), An Actor Unprepared and Living the Dream. Remy voiced the title character in the hit iPhone musical theatre video game Peter Panic by Adult Swim Games. Remy is also a stand up/sketch comic and can be seen at comedy clubs all over NYC. BFA New York University. Many thanks to Mom, Dad, Michael, Carole, James, Wojcik/Seay Casting, and the team at Riverside Theatre. Twitter/Instagram @RemyGerminario. Www.remygerminario.com
Director: James Brennan
Scenic Designer: Richard Crowell
Costume Designer: Anna Hillbery
Lighting Designer: Sarah Jean Elliott
Sound Designer: Josh Maywood
Casting: Wojcik | Seay Casting
Stage Manager: Audrey M. Brown*