Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) October 7, 2005
The Coleman and Smith Artistic Company, in conjunction with Full Circle Entertainment and R.A.S.P. is proud to present the World Premiere of “Ali: The Man, The Myth, The Peoples’ Champion” starring Vincent Cook, written by Vincent Cook and Tony Spires, directed by Tony Spires, opening Friday, September 30, 2005 and running Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. through Saturday, October 29th, 2005, at the Coleman and Smith Artistic Company, 6902 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90038.
What happens when an actor, former boxer and life long fan of the world’s most recognizable cultural icon actually gets to meet his hero face-to-face, while working on the epic motion picture that bears his name? Well, if you’re comedian/actor/impressionist Vincent Cook and your hero is legendary three-time world heavyweight boxing champion/humanitarian Muhammad Ali, magic happens-magic and a heart-felt labor of love.
In Ali: The Man, The Myth, The Peoples’ Champion, comedian and master impressionist Vincent Cook, steps off the comedy stage and brings his unique talent to the theatre in this one-man show that goes beyond the stories, feature films and documentaries and digs into the soul of the man loved and respected by millions. Directed by filmmaker, manager and veteran theatre artist Tony Spires, Ali shares his quiet moments, his intimate feelings as well as his public triumphs. Outspoken and larger-than-life, Ali is also a sensitive, thoughtful and oftentimes comical man who loves humanity and champions world peace. Ali: The Man, The Myth, The Peoples’ Champion, Highlights the Champ’s historic battles in the ring and out and unveils his biggest fight of all.
Comedian /Actor Vincent Cook has been in good company for quite some time. Having worked with Oscar nominated actor Will Smith and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx in the movie ALI and Academy Award winning actress Halle Barry in director Robert Townsend’s B.A.P.S., this talented comedian/actor is rapidly working his way toward Hollywood stardom and his own starring vehicle. A veteran stand-up comedian and master impressionist, Vincent is equally at home on the comedy club stage, the theatre stage or sound stage. His unique abilities and dedication to craft has given him the opportunity to tour with the late great Luther Vandross, Patti Labelle, Kenny G, The Temptations, New Edition, Ray Goodman and Brown and many others. Always busy, Vincent can be seen this fall in his breakout role as the street-hustler/stand-up comedian Curt The Tailor, in writer/producer/director Tony Spires’ ode to the Black stand-up comedian, Tears Of A Clown, starring fellow comedian/actor, from Friday and Friday After Next, Don “D.C.” Curry and up and coming star William L. Johnson.
Director, Tony Spires has been the personal manager to comedian/actors such as Don D.C. Curry and D.L. Hughley, Laura Hayes and Vincent Cook. Tony Spires is the Writer/Producer/Director/co-star of the Indie feature films Two Degrees and the upcoming ode to the Black stand-up comedian Tears Of A Clown,” which premiere’s in Hollywood at Cinespace on october 12th. Hes the writer/producer/director and star of numerous theatre productions. He’s also the founder and executive producer of the nation’s longest-running urban comedy festival, The Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2006.
Show times are: Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $ 20.00. For advance ticket information and to RSVP, please call 323.467.1599. Group, Student, Industry Professionals and Senior discounts available. Visit the websites at: http://www.VincentCook.com or http://www.colsac.org
Colsac is a non-profit organization
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