West Coast Premiere!

JUNE 22-27, 1999

A parable of the human heart
starring Amy Sedaris

The new comedy adventure by Amy Sedaris and NPR commentator David Sedaris

Brother and sister playwriting duo Amy and David Sedaris (a.k.a. The Talent Family) launches the west coast premiere of their latest outrageous adventure. The Obie Award-winning creators of off-Broadway hits Stitches, One Woman Shoe, and Incident at Cobbler's Knob (commissioned by Lincoln Center) present a collection of characters arranged around an incapacitated heroine in The Little Freida Mysteries. A tangled history of greed, heartbreak, and inspiration, Mysteries follows the story of Little Freida, a jaded sophisticate who breaks both her arms in a freakish accident and is forced to seek out her aunt (Amy Sedaris) in quaint Cape Seemore, whose entire life is centered around a collection of miniature doll furniture. In The Talent Family's typical corkscrew logic , the lives of both Freidas undergo a wild transformation in the onslaught of events.

David Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his strange-but-true experiences of being a Macy's elf clad in green tights, reading his SantaLand Diaries on National Public Radio's Morning Edition. Sedaris' sardonic humor and incisive social critique have since made him one of NPR's most popular commentators. Author of Barrel Fever, Naked, and Holidays on Ice. He is a frequent contributor to the BBC, NPR's Morning Edition and Ira Glass This American Life. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers, and Esquire.

Born in New York and raised in North Carolina, Amy Sedaris is an accomplished career waitress who happens to do a little acting on the side. Sedaris first felt the tug of the stage when she moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to join her brother, David, in Chicago to pursue her dream of serving deep-dish pizza to tourists. While in Chicago, Amy took a few classes at the famed "Second City" and before she knew it was on their "Main Stage." After her stint at "Second City," Sedaris moved to New York City where she teamed up with Colbert, Dinello and others to develop a half-hour sketch comedy series for HBO Downtown Productions called "EXIT 57." The series, which ran for two seasons on COMEDY CENTRAL, received five CableACE nominations for best writing, performing and comedy series. Sedaris has once again teamed up with Dinello and Colbert to create COMEDY CENTRAL's first ever, live-action, narrative series, "Strangers with Candy," in which she currently plays the role of Jerry Blank ; a twisted take on the classic and typically moralistic afterschool specials. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker and she has originated roles in the last 7 Talent Family shows.

In addition to the many plays she and her brother have been involved with, including the 1996 Obie award-winning "One Woman Shoe," Amy Sedaris has added Paul Rudnick's "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told" and Douglas Carter Beane's "Country Club" to her ever expanding acting resume. This June, Amy and her brother will stage their 1997 critically acclaimed collaboration, "The Little Freida Mysteries" in Seattle. Single tickets are on sale now and are $20.

For single tickets call 206-292-ARTS (2787), all Ticketmaster outlets, or visit The Paramount Theatre Box Office (10AM to 6PM,) M-F, or you can purchase online at www.themoore.com. For groups 10 or more call 1877-878-2217.