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Saturday Night Live veteran Rachel Dratch will appear at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton in a performance of Celebrity Autobiography on Saturday, October 20 (8pm). A comedic ensemble of Dratch, a native of Lexington, Robert Wuhl, Jackie Hoffman, Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel will bring to life outrageous and true celebrity memoirs. Celebrity Autobiography has been running for three sold out years in New York City. Winner of a Drama Desk Award, the show has been featured on Bravo, The View, CBS Sunday Morning News and Nightline.
Dratch was a cast member of SNL from 1999-2006. Her movie credits include I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and My Life in Ruins. Best known for writing and starring in the HBO series Arli$$, Wuhl has had movie roles in Batman with Michael Keaton, Bull Durham, and Good Morning, Vietnam. He currently plays a judge on the TNT series Franklin & Bash. Jackie Hoffman is a stand-up comedian known for her facially-contorting expressions, and one-woman shows of Jewish-themed original songs and monologues. She is a veteran of Chicago\'s famed The Second City comedy improv group. Eugene Pack is a writer, producer, actor and playwright. He is co-creator of Celebrity Autobiography along with Dayle Reyfel, who is one of the original stars of the show.
Tickets are $26. Light refreshments included. The show is part of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. Purchase tickets at www.bostonjcc.org/artsevents or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-965-5226.