More with "The Simpsons" Star Smith Opens in Los Angeles, Feb. 18

News   More with "The Simpsons" Star Smith Opens in Los Angeles, Feb. 18 Yeardley Smith's solo show More opens its California run at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, Feb. 18.

The play written and performed by Smith began performances Feb. 9 for a run through March 6. Judith Ivey — the actress seen recently Off-Broadway in Dirty Tricks — directs the work as she did for the Off-Broadway run.

More follows the autobiographical story of an actress who has had her ups and down in show business. On her quest for fame, the star tells all – from her regrets of having played the slutty girl in "Ginger Ale Afternoon" to her Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing. She also shares her perspective about self esteem in the celebrity culture and talks about her brush with the eating disorder bulimia.

Smith (whose first name rhymes with "hardly") won an Emmy Award in 1992 for her work on "The Simpsons." The Paris-born actress has also been seen on big screen in "The Legend of Billie Jean," "City Slickers," "As Good as It Gets" and on television in "Herman's Head," and "Dharma & Greg."

The Off-Broadway premiere of More played at the Union Square Theatre opening March 22, 2004. The work was developed from downtown performances at Joe's Pub and the Women Center Stage festival at The Culture Project.

Director Ivey has won Tony Awards as an actress for Steaming and Hurlyburly. She has also appeared on stage in Park Your Car in Harvard Yard, Blithe Spirit and Follies as well as a stint at the Los Angeles Opera in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music. For tickets to Yeardley Smith: More at the Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive in Burbank, CA, by calling (818) 955-8101. For more information, visit www.falcontheatre.com.

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