Join fictional Las Vegas lounge legend, Trudy Carmichael (Robin Rothman), her astounding accompanist, "Frankey Keys" (Frank Spitznagel) furiously tickling the ivories, and high-spirited host, Shane Taymor (Sean Taylor) for an entirely improvised event featuring original songs, starry-eyed anecdotes, and stratospheric high notes – created ON THE SPOT based on YOUR suggestions via live comments from the comfort of your own homes, apartments or RVs!
Friday, August 6th at 7:00 pm (BST) / 2:00 pm (ET)
Saturday, August 7th at 7:00 pm (BST) / 2:00 pm (ET)
Sunday, August 8th at 7:00 pm (BST) / 2:00 pm (ET)
Monday, August 9th at 7:00 pm (BST) / 2:00 pm (ET)
Friday, August 27th at 7:00 pm (BST) / 2:00 pm (ET)
Saturday, August 28th at 5:30 pm (BST) / 12:30 pm (ET)
ABOUT THE SHOW
Trudy Carmichael Presents The Improvised One-Woman Show has received critical acclaim at dozens of comedy and Cabaret venues including The Duplex, Sid Gold's, The Kraine in NYC, and Majestic Repertory Theater in Las Vegas and is an official selection of SOLOCOM, (People's Improv Theater, NYC,) Providence Improv Festival, Third Coast Improv Festival (Nashville, TN), Alaska Improv Festival, Impro Amsterdam, Downtown Las Vegas Improv Festival, LIT Fest (DC), We The People Improv Festival (Philadelphia) The 20th Annual Del Close Marathon (UCB NY), The New York International Fringe Festival, Baltimore Improv Festival, Steel City Improv Festival (Pittsburgh), Impro En Seine (Paris), Out of Bounds Comedy Festival (Austin, TX), Chicago Musical Improv Festival (iO Chicago), The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020 (deferred), The (Virtual) New York Musical Improv Festival, Women In Comedy Festival (Boston), Minnesota Fringe Virtual Festival, FringeLiveStrem Series, Edinburgh Horror Festival, Virtual Rogue Festival, and Pittsburgh (Virtual) Fringe (Winner: Best Comedic Performer).
"Trudy Carmichael (Robin Rothman) is now on my Olympic Pantheon of Improvers. Not only is she improvising a full one woman show she’s creating full songs with the help of Frankie Keys (played by Frank Spitznagel). When you think of improv you normally think funny but this was absolutely hilarious. A lot of the humor comes from Rothman’s quick wit. More often than not it came from her complete dedication to her character."
- The Young-Howse Theater Journal
“Trudy” can deftly transform “Bananas by the Cabana” into a quasi-Caribbean near-samba. The Lonely Lumberjack” chopping along, builds sexual tension. “Bling Bling, Love That Ring,” a comment on her bejeweled hands, becomes a very-Dolly-Parton country-pop tune. It doesn’t matter what you throw at her, she knocks it out of the park.” - (Fresno Rogue Festival) - Kings River Life Magazine
"Trudy Carmichael is a legend. Generations of musical improvisers have striven to emulate her rhyme schemes, her clever turns of phrase, and her sultry voice- but no one has tried to follow her wild lifestyle, because they would surely die. Slightly less wild but no less talented is her actress, Robin Rothman, who has been touring the NYC stages for more than a decade. Don’t miss it!" - Meshblog.com
"Robin Rothman as Trudy Carmichael is just full of humor, light, and energy." - LocalTheaterNY.com
"Coming to you live from her stylish Las Vegas living room, Trudy Carmichael (aka Robin Rothman) is a gifted musical improviser, which is one of the most impressive skills." - Cherryandspoon.com
The Free Fringe (also known as PBH's Free Fringe, after its founder, Peter Buckley Hill) is an organisation that promotes free shows during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world's largest arts festival, every August. Peter Buckley Hill was awarded the Panel Prize at the 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Awards in recognition.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single greatest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. For three weeks in August, the city of Edinburgh welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe. Artists and performers take to hundreds of stages all over the city to present shows for every taste.