Andrea Sabesin's one-woman show about growing up red-headed in America, Girl, Your Hair's On Fire!, will heat up at the stage at 2100 Square Feet, Jan. 11-Feb. 15, 2001. Sabesin, an alumnus of Chicago's Second City, was teased as a redhead as a child; her classmates tried to convince her that her freckles were "the cooties." Her show is all about how she survived such treatment and eventually became an actress and comic.
Her early education figures strongly in her monologue, which was directed by Beverly Sanders. Sabesin, who grew up Jewish in Memphis, attended at different times a predominantly African- American school, an Episcopalian school and an Orthodox Jewish school. Her work in L.A. includes television ("7th Heaven"), independent film and stage (Mysteries in a Box and Indecent Exposure at LATC).
Sanders recently received the ADA Award from Valley Theatre League for her own solo show Yes Sir, That's My Baby, which played at Fremont Center Theatre.
2100 Square Feet is located at 5615 San Vicente Blvd. For tickets and information call (310) 915-3992.
— By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent