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What starts out as her mom’s pesky fantasy (and mild-to-moderate obsession…ok MAJOR obsession) turns into a full-on MISSION as Melissa, single, struggling, and *cough* *cough* approaching 40, searches for love (and Jake Gyllenhaal).

This performance is for mature audiences 18+

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IT ALL BEGAN

with an email from Melissa’s mom. And then another email from her mom… And then more emails, articles, and texts from her mom…

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AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT

Melissa had several connections to the beau of her mom’s dreams…

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BETWEEN HER MOM’S PERSISTENCE,

fate, and many, MANY bad dates, Melissa finally said “I DO” to marrying JG.

So she decided to write a play… Actually, a ONE-WOMAN play.

Where she also sings and sometimes raps.

ABOUT JAKE GYLLENHAAL.

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Melissa Center

Writer/Producer/Performer

Melissa Center is an actress, filmmaker, and co-founder of Whole Self Systems, which is dedicated to empowering women & diverse voices to sharing their authentic stories with the world.

Acting credits include Grey’s Anatomy (recurring), Masters of Sex (SHO), Grimm (NBC), A Chorus Line (Tour, Regional) & the original solo stage adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Giver (American Place Theater), directed by the late, great Wynn Handman.

Her award-winning short, R.V, about the threat to women’s reproductive rights, has reached over half a million people, and has won awards for its social impact.

Her feature film All I Want, is available for purchase on multiple streaming platforms.

www.melissacenter.com

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Michelle Bossy

Michelle Bossy

Directress

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Tanny Jiraprapasuke

Producress

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Jordan Ancel

Producer & Live Stream Director

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Claire Frederiksen

Associate Producress

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Beliz Eryilmaz

Social Media Managress

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Jamie Buxton

Composer

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Ernie Bird

Orchestration

 

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Jake Staley

Composer

 

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Nick Santiago

Projection Designer

 

It’s hard to stay true to your hopes & dreams when life confronts you with obstacle after obstacle. It’s hard to trust yourself when there are external voices telling you that you are on the wrong path. It’s hard to believe dreams can come true, when you aren’t where you want to be in your career AND in your love-life.

But the journey of this play alone is proof that dreams CAN and do come true

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