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 9/5,  11/28-8:00pm,

It's Who You Know is Chambers Stevens' exciting new one-man show. Here's how it works. On stage there is a table with a large box. Inside the box are hundreds of cards. Each card has the name of a different actor, celebrity, musician, or writer on it. The cards are shuffled and put back in the box. Chambers enters. He pulls a card and tells a true story about his run in with that performer. Some stories are funny. Many are touching, exciting, inspiring. Every show is totally different. Come see why It's Who You Know is selling out theatres across the country.               MEET CHAMBERS STEVENS Emmy Nominee Chambers Stevens is one of Los Angeles top acting coaches, with 10 books in print, including several titles in the popular Hollywood 101 series for young actors (Sandcastle Publishing). In the last 15 years, Chambers has toured the country doing workshops for more than 100,000 actors in 40 states. He is also a contributing columnist for the weekly casting publication Backstage. Originally hailing from the town of Hendersonville, TN. a suburb of Nashville, Chambers left his mark on Nashville theater as a founder of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, now in its 25th year. Among his many local stage and television performances were WSMV TV’s “The Steve Spots”, which received six Emmys and a George Peabody award. After relocating to Los Angeles some 25 years ago, Chambers established himself as one of top acting coaches in Hollywood. His wife, Betsy Sullenger, is a producer with Disney. Together they have run ins with the rich and famous on a regular basis. From these everyday encounters the concept for “It’s Who You Know’ was borne. Originally staged in Beaumont, TX. Under the title “Close Encounters of the Celebrity Kind” the idea for the show developed from a “close encounter” with Steven Soderbergh at a screening of the movie director’s documentary “Everything is Going Fine” about humorist Spalding Gray. Soderbergh told Stevens about a film “Personal History of American Trash” where Gray pulls scripts of plays he had been in from a box, and proceeds to tell anecdotes about his experiences in those plays. From this encounter Stevens decided that since he lives in LA the perfect idea would be to talk about celebrity encounters. He describes the show as being like “sit down comedy”. His memorable celebrity encounters range from the Mandrell sisters who were his childhood neighbors in Tennessee to some of Hollywood’s most star studded recognized celebrities. In addition to his renowned work as an acting coach, Chambers is an Emmy nominated author and playwright. His previous one man show “Desperate for Magic” won the Backstage Garland Award. Chambers resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Betsy, and son Twain. He is super excited to bring “It’s Who You Know” to St. Louis next week. September 10-12-Click for Tickets

It's Who You Know is Chambers Stevens' exciting new one-man show.

Here's how it works.

On stage there is a table with a large box.
Inside the box are hundreds of cards.
Each card has the name of a different actor, celebrity, musician, or writer on it.
The cards are shuffled and put back in the box.
Chambers enters.
He pulls a card and tells a true story about his run in with that performer.
Some stories are funny.
Many are touching, exciting, inspiring.

Every show is totally different.

Come see why It's Who You Know is selling out theatres across the country.

              MEET CHAMBERS STEVENS

Emmy Nominee Chambers Stevens is one of Los Angeles top acting coaches, with 10 books in print, including several titles in the popular Hollywood 101 series for young actors (Sandcastle Publishing). In the last 15 years, Chambers has toured the country doing workshops for more than 100,000 actors in 40 states. He is also a contributing columnist for the weekly casting publication Backstage.

Originally hailing from the town of Hendersonville, TN. a suburb of Nashville, Chambers left his mark on Nashville theater as a founder of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, now in its 25th year. Among his many local stage and television performances were WSMV TV’s “The Steve Spots”, which received six Emmys and a George Peabody award.

After relocating to Los Angeles some 25 years ago, Chambers established himself as one of top acting coaches in Hollywood. His wife, Betsy Sullenger, is a producer with Disney. Together they have run ins with the rich and famous on a regular basis. From these everyday encounters the concept for “It’s Who You Know’ was borne.

Originally staged in Beaumont, TX. Under the title “Close Encounters of the Celebrity Kind” the idea for the show developed from a “close encounter” with Steven Soderbergh at a screening of the movie director’s documentary “Everything is Going Fine” about humorist Spalding Gray. Soderbergh told Stevens about a film “Personal History of American Trash” where Gray pulls scripts of plays he had been in from a box, and proceeds to tell anecdotes about his experiences in those plays.

From this encounter Stevens decided that since he lives in LA the perfect idea would be to talk about celebrity encounters. He describes the show as being like “sit down comedy”. His memorable celebrity encounters range from the Mandrell sisters who were his childhood neighbors in Tennessee to some of Hollywood’s most star studded recognized celebrities.

In addition to his renowned work as an acting coach, Chambers is an Emmy nominated author and playwright. His previous one man show “Desperate for Magic” won the Backstage Garland Award.

Chambers resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Betsy, and son Twain. He is super excited to bring “It’s Who You Know” to St. Louis next week.

September 10-12-Click for Tickets

Seminar by Theresa Rebeck

September 18- October 04, 2015

Directed by Elizabeth Helman

Nominee! Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Play

A provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy.

“FIVE STARS! Sexy, savvy and uproarious!”

- David Cote, Time Out New York

“BIG LAUGHS! AN AUTHENTIC RUSH OF PLEASURE.”

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“ONE OF REBECK’S BEST WORKS.”

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

“The Funniest show on Broadway!”

Joan Hamberg, WOR Radio

$35 Admission $30 Students/Seniors
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