Drama Desk nominee Reno returned to New York City with her Sept. 11 think piece, Rebel Without a Pause, but after a month in her third New York run, she will take the show back on the road. Rebel, which christened the brand new, 99-seat Lion Theatre on Off-Broadway's Theatre Row, will close July 22. Reno plans to tour the solo show, but no future dates have yet been announced.
Reno's solo show had been written before Sept. 11, but after the disaster, which left her a "refugee of Tribecastan," she threw out her original script. Now the comedian follows a more stream-of consciousness monologue that changes with current events and her own feelings, speaking out on topics of the hour such as patriotism, young war-mongers, ignorant citizens and the idea of self-imprisonment.
Reno got her start in 1990 in her Off Broadway show Reno: In Rage and Rehab, and has go on to create pieces like Reno Once Removed and the HBO Special, "Reno Finds Her Mom." co-starring Lily Tomlin and Mary Tyler Moore.
Tickets are $45. Theatre Row's Lion Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street. For reservations, call (212) 279-4200. Reno: Rebel Without a Pause is on the web at http://www.citizenreno.com/rebel.html.
— By Christine Ehren