Self-described feminist-humorist, author, actress and activist Kate Clinton will offer her unique, funny and often biting commentary at 8 p.m. Friday, April 28 at the Plymouth State University Silver Center for the Arts. The concert is part of Clinton’s 25th anniversary, 50-city tour, It’s Come to This!
In her publicity material for the tour Clinton says, “It’s come to this: for 25 years I have thanked you for coming out – out of the closet, out of your homes, out of your daily routines – to come to my shows. … It has come to this. We have made community. …”
After teaching English for eight years and taking a women’s writing workshop, Clinton changed careers. She began performing stand-up comedy in 1981 at venues from Joe’s Pub in New York City to the Park West in Chicago, to the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, and back to New York for several off-Broadway runs, with hundreds of comedy club dates in between. She has been featured at several comedy festivals including Just for Laughs in Montreal, the Toyota Comedy Festival in New York and Marshall’s Women in Comedy Festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Clinton’s television credits include “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” “The L Word” and numerous other news and talk shows. Last year her one-woman show, “Talking a Blue Streak,” was broadcast on hereTV!
Sponsors of the tour are The National Center for Lesbian Rights, PlanetOut Inc., Air America Radio and The Advocate.
Tickets for the Silver Center show are $25-$15 at the Silver Center box office. Call (603) 535-ARTS or logon to http://silver.plymouth.edu. Box office hours are Monday – Friday, noon to 6 p.m. and one hour prior to performances.