Rain Pryor Explores Her Jewish Heritage In Award-Winning Solo Show

Special For The AJT

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) and Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company are pleased to co-present “Fried Chicken and
Latkes, A Rain Pryor Solo Show,” January 15 – 17, 2014. Rain Pryor, the daughter of comedian Richard Pryor, reflects upon her father’s unconventional style of parenting, and how she learned to embrace her Jewish and African-American heritage. The show is for ages 18 and up.

Fried Chicken and Latkes is an award-winning solo show based on Pryor’s life. An irreverent and poignant look at racism in the late ‘60s and ‘70s, the entire show was written by Pryor, including original music and lyrics. She has been hailed by critics across the country. The Los Angeles Timespraised her singing and sense of comedic timing, while the New York Timescalled her “an ebullient performer with a robust singing voice whose outsized personality was built for Broadway.”

True Colors Theatre Company and the MJCCA are pleased to have the opportunity to present this show together. “We are excited about the partnership, the piece, and the artist. Atlanta wins with this one,” said Kenny Leon, co-founder and artistic director of True Colors Theatre Company.

“We look forward to presenting Rain’s hilarious show, and are long overdue for this co-production with True Colors,” said the MJCCA’s Brian Kimmel, Assistant Director of Arts and Entertainment.

Rain Pryor is a director, producer, actor, stand-up comedian, educator, activist, dynamic speaker, and mother. Growing up black and Jewish gives her a unique perspective on race, religion, and spirituality, as seen through Fried Chicken and Latkes. Determined not to stand in the shadows of her famous father, comedian Richard Pryor, Rain has made a name for herself as a stand-up comedian and performed for sold-out crowds across the country.

All performances will be held at the Southwest Arts Center, located at 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA. Performances start at 8 p.m. on January 15, 8 p.m. on January 16, and 6 and 9 p.m. on January 17. To purchase tickets, call 877-725-8849, or visit True Colors Theatre Company. Prices are $20-50 for general seating, $20 for students in general seating, and $100 for premium seating.