Posted by Bob Evans
Boston-based storyteller presents his award-winning show “It’s Now or Never” via KC Fringe Festival—streaming on-demand July 18-August 1
The KC Fringe Festival welcomes writer/storyteller Judah Leblang for a humorous look at middle age, life on the road, and times when ‘man planned and God laughed.’ Leblang’s show, “It’s Now or Never: My Life in the Late Middle Ages,” is linked to his memoir, Echoes of Jerry, (Red Giant Books, 2019) which chronicles his youth growing up in Cleveland, his connection to his deaf uncle, Jerry, and his life today as a gay, single, hard of hearing man at age 60.
The 50-minute show, streaming online (tix $10 @kcfringe.org) explores an episode of hearing loss in which the author, a former teacher of deaf children, suddenly lost most of the hearing in one ear, his love for and identification with his deaf uncle, the onset of sleep apnea and other bodily adventures, encounters with inner (and outer) critics, and life on the road.
Leblang’s show was selected as “Best of Festival” at the 2019 Calgary Fringe. He has performed to sold-out audiences in Cambridge and Boston, MA, at the Chicago Fringe Festival, at Gay Games 9 in Cleveland, and at festivals in Calgary, Winnipeg and Edmonton, Canada.
His work has been called “poignant,” “rhythmic…his words and voice in synch,” and “totally engaging” by Boston’s Jewish Advocate, and “a fresh voice to be reckoned with” by Lavender News in Minneapolis. His readings and events have been featured in the Boston Globe, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Edge Publications, and in various gay publications around the US.
Video clips are available on his website: www.judahleblang.com/show.