The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Dennis Hensley Present "The MisMatch Game," July 21 & 23 - Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Dennis Hensley Present "The MisMatch Game," July 21 & 23

June 28, 2017
Contact: Gil Diaz
323-993-7604

It's time once again to "get ready to match the stars" with a new edition of Dennis Hensley's The MisMatch Game, the show the Los Angeles Times calls, "witty, ribald ... an adventure in surrealist era bending." The side-splitting parody of the '70s game show returns to the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Renberg Theatre for two hilarious nights on Friday, July 21, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 23, at 7 p.m.

Creator, producer, and host Dennis "Gene Rayburn" Hensley will be joined onstage by a panel of some L.A.'s most creative, hilarious, and demented minds. Hensley and company are once again generously donating the proceeds to benefit the Center's array of free and low-cost services. Since its debut in 2004, The MisMatch Game has raised well over $100,000 for the Center. With kitschy prizes for volunteer contestants pulled from the audience, it's time to dig out that leisure suit for another run of the perennial cult favorite.

The cast on Friday, July 21, will include (in alphabetical order) Rachel Butera (Rosie O'Donnell), Drew Droege (Tanya Roberts), Maile Flanagan (Danny Bonaduce), Daran Norris (Julia Child), Sam Pancake (Lucille Ball), and Marc Samuel (President Barack Obama). On Sunday, July 23, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Julie Brown (Melania Trump), Danny Casillas (Reba Areba), Dante (Jack Nicholson), Rebekah Kochan (Pamela Anderson), Felix Pire (Ricardo Montalban), and Chris Pudlo (Pee-wee Herman). All appearances are subject to availability. Visit lalgbtcenter.org/theatre for updates.

The MisMatch Game regularly fills the house at its irregularly scheduled gigs at the Renberg Theatre. Audiences keep coming back for the razor's edge improv and the racy, anarchic, and decidedly un-PC wit and wildness. The Advocate honored The MisMatch Game with a "10 Best Theatre" citation that said, "This recurring Los Angeles happening re-imagines the '70s TV game show The Match Game with full-camp press and excellent sub-lebrity impersonations."

General admission tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or by phone at 323-860-7300. The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Renberg Theatre is located at 1125 N. McCadden Place (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood 90038. During construction of the Center's new facility, free parking is limited. Please allow extra time to find parking, or choose public transportation or a ride service.

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Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center's more than 600 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

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