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Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Brian McDonald Starring in "Buyer and Cellar"

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The Off-Broadway Sensation and Drama Desk-winner for Best Play by Jonathan Tolins and Directed by Ovation Award-winner Stephanie A. Coltrin.

VENTURA, Calif. - Jan. 20, 2018 - EntSun -- Rubicon Theatre Company presents the outrageously funny, critically-acclaimed comedy Buyer & Cellar by Jonathan Tolins. The production is directed by Ovation Award-winner Stephanie A. Coltrin and stars award-winning actor and Rubicon's Associate Artistic Director Brian McDonald. Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book "My Passion for Design," Tolins' one-man tour-de-force is described by the N.Y. Times as "a seriously funny slice of absurdist whimsy" about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Winner of the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Best Play, this Off-Broadway sensation follows a struggling actor named Alex who winds up working for an unnamed show-business legend in her Malibu basement mall. An unlikely friendship develops between the two from which Alex learns profound lessons about himself.

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Critics have hailed Buyer and Cellar as "Spectacular…beyond brilliant." "This show will go down like butta'!" says Entertainment Weekly. "Buyer and Cellar is inventive, witty, and pretty wonderful," Backstage effused. New York Daily News declared "This play deserves a hearty 'Hello, gorgeous!'" And the New York Post called it "Fantastically funny… a Funny-Girl Babs inspired comedy."

Brian McDonald appeared in the National Tours of Miss Saigon and Forever Plaid, the latter of which he also directed for various regional theatres including Rubicon. Brian has appeared on the Rubicon stage in the concert version of Merrily We Roll Along, Forever Plaid, The Importance of Being Earnest, Man of LaMancha, A Tuna Christmas and the one-man show The SantaLand Diaries. Regionally he has appeared on stage at Denver Center, Theatre Virginia, The Lyric Stage, La Mirada Performing Arts Center, Ensemble Theatre Company, The Pasadena Playhouse, Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center and the Ahmanson. LA Weekly honored him with the Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance as Gaveston in the Circle X production of Edward II directed by Michael Michetti. He is a B.F.A. graduate of Boston Conservatory.

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BUYER & CELLAR opens on Saturday, January 27, at 7:00 p.m. at Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District, with low-priced previews Wednesday, January 24 and Thursday, January 25 at 7 p.m. and Friday, January 26 at 8 p.m. The production continues Wednesdays through Sundays through February 11, 2018. For tickets, go to www.rubicontheatre.org or call (805) 667-2900.

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