June 23 - July 30, 2017
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater
Written & Performed by Ted L. Nancy
Directed by Pierre Balloón
Produced by Jerry Seinfeld
“What is Ted’s compulsion to disturb innocent hardworking people? People who are clearly doing nothing more than attempting to conduct their business in a dignified manner?” – Jerry Seinfeld
Ted L. Nancy is a customer in need of service. He writes to the City of Huntington Beach requesting a permit for operating his Electronic Nose Blowing Machine, invites Czechoslovakian President Václav Havel to become Treasurer of Ted’s Vacuum Club, asks Nordstrom about buying a mannequin that looks like his deceased neighbor to present to the grieving widow, and more. Time after time, well-meaning representatives offer earnest replies to his letters. Based on his bestselling series of books Letters from a Nut, Mr. Nancy brings his madcap collection of correspondence to the Geffen stage for a one-of-a-kind show that is both outlandish and uproarious.
TED L. NANCY (Writer & Performer)
Ted L. Nancy is a pseudonym used by Barry Marder, a comedian, former writer for Seinfeld and the co-writer of DreamWorks’ animated hit Bee Movie. He has written for Bill Maher, Jay Leno and David Letterman. He also wrote with George Carlin. Currently, he is involved with Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
PIERRE BALLOÓN (Director)
Pierre Balloón is an innovative, progressive French director. He specializes in abstract films using stark images and vivid colors. His movie Le Petit (The Small) is a good example. He has directed theater, most recently in the West Indies, garnering numerous awards and much acclaim for his production of The Odd Couple, starring Champak Daya (Oscar) and Gunjan Harjeet (Felix). Monsieur Balloón lives with his wife, Paithooon, their two children, Meryle and Roy, and their dog Mushroom. He is the son of Marcel Balloón, a former lighting director, and Babette Peep of the Peep Sisters. His current project is Letters From A Nutby Ted L. Nancy.
JERRY SEINFELD (Producer)
Jerry Seinfeld is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. He is known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he created and wrote with Larry David. Seinfeld was a writer and producer on DreamWorks’ Bee Movie, for which he also voiced the lead role. He is the creator and host of the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.