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Being Richard Greene

Being Richard GreeneIn 1949 feeling like a boy who looks like a girl was never thought about.... or heaven forbid actually spoken of.

The World Premiere of Lynne Jassem’s Being Richard Greene, directed by Wendy Hammers features original music and dance with musical direction by Lynne Jassem & Jane Getz and choreography by Lynne Jassem. The production plays at Whitefire Theatre Solofest 2022 for ONE performance on Saturday, February 5th at 8 PM. The show will also be streamed from Vimeo-On-Demand on February 11th at 8pm PST. Whitefire Theatre is located at 13500 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. Tickets are $25 and available at  

In 1949 feeling like a boy who looks like a girl was never thought about.... or heaven forbid actually spoken of.
“Will I ever have a penis? I just want someone to know who I am”
Does this sound sad? Try being a She that thinks She is a He (or is He a She? Are you confused yet?) Feel the laughter and the tears… It ain’t so easy.

You may stumble as Lynne sometimes did, but every strange situation that she encounters brings her closer to finding her truth. BUT… he/she can tap dance, and that’s always a winner! You will be witness to an ancient theme still highly relevant today delivered via spoken mime, characterizations, and multi-media. It’s a tragicomedy, full of laughter, poignancy, and wit. Will she solve this dilemma? OY...we hope so. Learn more at:

Lynne Jassem (comic, tap dancer, monologist, singer, physical comedian) is a native New Yorker. She broke into show business at the age of 10 on the Perry Como TV Show in 1957. She also performed in the “Borscht Belt” (Catskill Mountains), and on the soap opera The Edge of Night. Lynne has toured internationally with the Claude Kipnis Mime Theatre – performing at The White House, The Boston Pops on PBS, The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center. In 1981 she formed her own company Manhattan Mime Theatre and toured the tri-state area. Ms. Jassem was one of the 5 founding members of the American Tap Dance Orchestra and performed in several venues including Dance on PBS with tap legend Gregory Hines. Lynne has performed her one-woman shows Billy and Rhythm Anonymous, From Como to Homo and Tapping My Way to the Nuthouse across the USA and Europe. Lynne was produced by the San Francisco Dance Theatre to perform Tapestry…A Story of an Artist Trapped in The Corporate World in 2000. She formed her own Tap Theatre Company, Stepfire, performing and teaching in multiple venues throughout the SF Bay Area. she received a Best Of Fringe award in San Francisco’.   A five-star review in Edinburgh and Best Story teller in San Diego. Lynne is very excited to premiere her new show Being Richard Greene…the story that should be told.

Wendy Hammers (Director): Solo play directing credits include Stephanie Blum’s When I Cough, I Wet Myself, John Ciccolini’s Frank Sinatra Screwed Up My Life, Jo Willette’s The Jo Show, Megan Dolan’s Lemur Mom and Fiona Goodwin’s, A Very British Lesbian. Ms. Hammers is the creator, host and curator of Tasty Words, a live spoken word salon, now in it’s 20th smash year. She is also the writer/performer of the critically acclaimed solo-show, RIPE.  Learn more at

Presenter / Producer: Lynne Jassem

Listed Categories
Theater > Drama
Theater > Musicals
Theater > Theatrical Comedy

Event Phone: 818-687-8559

Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks CA 91423

LA - San Fernando Valley

Performance Dates: 2/11/2022
Friday, 02/11/2022

Performance Times
Saturday, February 11th at 8pm

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Tickets are $25

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