My Stubborn Tongue by Anna Fishbeyn – the story of the girl who refuses to be defined by her origins (Russian in America, Jewish in Russia, poor little immigrant), this cabaret style show is told through Russian and American songs and dances from the 1980’s, and vivid comedic impersonations.
The Russians have finally landed in New York – experience the heartbreak and hilarity of being an immigrant at the height of the Cold War when Reagan calls Russia the Evil Empire, and Madonna sings about her virginity. My Stubborn Tongue Cabaret is the true story of a girl and her family, who escape the KGB and arrive in America only to realize how strong their Russian accent is! My Stubborn Tongue Cabaret exposes hard hilarious truths about how we reinvent our identities, and sing and dance our way into the American Dream! The show introduces a new original comic cabaret style, The Communist Cabaret, with thrilling songs and dances from the Cold War Era.
Doors and bar 7.30pm; show starts 8pm; ends approx 9.30pm. In English.
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"A wild ride...insightful entertaining show...Anna...has triumphed." The Huffington Post
"The writer and actor recounts...her struggles to wrap lips, teeth and tongue around new vowels, consonants and worlds." The New York Times
Recommended by the Standard, UK
“Brilliant...[with] a profound and lasting message...4 Stars.” Female Arts, UK
"A thrilling singing voice and strong comedic impersonations." The Jewish Standard
"An asset to both the State Department and the Kremlin." Flavorpill
Featured on FoxTV, NYC
Featured on RTN, NYC (Russian Television Network)
Featured on 99.5 FM Radio, NYC
Featured on Radio Gorgeous, London
Anna Fishbeyn is an actor, writer, filmmaker and producer. Her play, My Stubborn Tongue, played off- Broadway at the New Ohio Theatre, NY, United Solo Festival Theatre Row, NY, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY, Russian Diaspora and Israeli Film Festival, NY, and Soho Theatre, London. The Huffington Post called My Stubborn Tongue a “wild ride…an insightful entertaining show” and said "Anna has triumphed.” The play was featured on Radio Gorgeous, UK, recommended by The London Standard, and described as “brilliant…4 Stars” by the Female Arts, UK. Anna Fishbeyn’s first play, Sex in Mommyville, was called “comic genius,” by WCBS Radio, recommended by Bloomberg News, compared to Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” by Jewish Week, and described as “shattering all the myths around women” by the Huffington Post. Anna also created and wrote Happy Hour Feminism (dir. Adrian Roman). For her work on Happy Hour Feminism, Anna has won for Best Leading Actress, Best Screen Writer, Best Web Series, and Women Filmmakers. The web series has been nominated for Best Television Pilot, Best Comedy, and Best New Media and has been an official selection at over 11 Film Festivals.
SAM CABLE (PIANO).
Sam is a freelance Musical Director, pianist and vocal coach. His recent MD credits include “Three Days in the Country” at the National Theatre and “Nymph Errant” at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He also plays prolifically on the cabaret scene in London and elsewhere, most recently for “Lily: Song Collection” and “Fascinating Aida’s Dillie Keane in Cabaret”, both at the Pheasantry. Other work as a keyboard player includes “Wicked” in the West End and on tour. Sam is also an experienced singing repertoire coach, including work for Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Pauline Quirke Academy, West End Workshop and many others. He is also in high demand as an audition and rehearsal accompanist.
Simon trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the Acting Course. As an actor he has performed as a member of The Reduced Shakespeare Company for the last seven years and also as a member of Bill Kenwright’s Agatha Christie Theatre Company. Simon has taught and directed at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Amersham and Wycombe College and University of Northampton where he has just finished directing A Clockwork Orange.
ADRIAN ROMAN (DIRECTOR)
Adrian Roman is a New York based director, born in Romania. He graduated from Columbia University, School of the Arts, with an M.F.A in Theater Directing. He studied Viewpoints with director and professor Anne Bogard. In his native country he was faculty member of the Academy of Theater, Media and Television of Cluj and directed at the National Theater (Romania).
In New York he directed “The Lesson” by Eugene Ionesco at Riverside Theater, “He/She” by Nanna Mwaluko at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, “Soundwaves” by Joe Martin selected by New York Fringe Festival. He also directed “My Stubborn Tongue CABARET” by Anna Fishbeyn performed at SOHO Theatre, London, Russian-Israeli Film Festival, NYC, Triad Theater, NYC, and Pushkin House, London. “My Stubborn Tongue” has been recommended by the London Evening Standard, Female Arts, UK, featured on FoxTV, NYC, RadioGorgeous, UK, and RTN (Russian Television Network).