Fresh from playing the Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts in Sacramento!

the award-winning, one-woman play

A COMEDY ABOUT LIFE, LOSS, 

AND BEING OF SOUND MIND AND BODY

Click to see the Jello Mold trailer!

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Wonder What's Under?

In this award-winning comic play, Jennie Fahn revisits her very colorful character of a mother during what turned out to be the final act of her mother’s life. Jennie’s mother was a force to be reckoned with — a former dancer never content to merely rehash her past, there was always a story to be embellished, always a name to drop, and always a lesson to teach. Jennie learns that not only were her post-mortem instructions hidden in a specific spot... Her mother was also hiding a long-held secret. 

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

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"RICH IN IMAGINATION, HUMOR AND COLOR... IT FILLS THE HEART!"

 “Make a beaten path to Under The Jello Mold... A one-person show must demonstrate diversity of character, intelligent, crisp, catchy and electric dialogue and stage presence that catches and holds the audience's attention. This show... delivers in all three categories with a uniquely comedic turn by Fahn and transparent direction by Tom Cavanaugh." 

                        - The Tolucan Times

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"MS. FAHN IS A COMPACT DYNAMO, HOLDING US RAPT FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF!"

"Jennie manages to find the humor in every situation.  She throws in a charming song and dance number to boot.  The segment when she discovers that Mom has passed is done with taste and strikes a nerve in the viewer... She handles both roles as herself and mom with aplomb!" 

                   - NoHo Arts District

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"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"

"This is the show that will imprint your eyes, your imagination, and mostly your heart, in the most loving, humorous way... Fahn’s story is deeply moving as it is funny. Her priceless characterizations of her mother, father and everyone else passing through this tale are endowed with so much detail and love." 

              - Gia On the Move.com

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"BRILLIANTLY ACTED AND DIRECTED, PASSIONATE, AND MOVING!"

"Wow. Just wow. The mother-daughter relationship can be complex and difficult to process, but Jennie Fahn turned her process into art. [A] fast-moving, remarkable piece... Will make you look at your own mother from an entirely new perspective!"  

       - Laura Huntt Foti, Hollywood Fringe Certified Reviewer

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"IT IS LIKE WATCHING A MATCH AT WIMBLEDON WITH FAHN PLAYING BOTH SIDES OF THE NET!"

"Fahn is a joy to watch as she sidesteps with an economy of effort seamlessly between characters, distinguishing instantly the persona of each!" 

       - Ernest Kearney, TheTVolution.com

About Us

Jennie Fahn - Writer/Performer

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  • Jennie Fahn is a writer/actor/director. Her first one-woman show, YOU MUTHA! A One-Mother Show, ran for two years in Los Angeles and was featured in the 2005 N.Y. Fringe Festival. Los Angeles theater appearances include: GROW A PAIR…OF WINGS (Lounge Theater), PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Actors Co-op), ALICE IN ONE-HIT WONDERLAND 1 & 2, JACKSON FROST (Troubies/Falcon), AMADEUS (with Neil Patrick Harris – Hollywood Bowl), THE WILD PARTY (Musical Theater Guild), ANYONE CAN WHISTLE (Matrix), A NEW BRAIN (West Coast Ensemble), UP THE WEEK WITHOUT A PADDLE (Neurotic Young Urbanites), and WONDERFUL TOWN (Reprise!). Onscreen, you may spot Jennie in the features GLORIA BELL,  SPINNING MAN and MUSE (available On Demand), or on TV on  GAMES PEOPLE PLAY (BET), ONE DAY AT A TIME (Netflix), I’M DYING UP HERE, (SHOWTIME), THE MIDDLE (ABC), or in a re-run of HEROES, WITHOUT A TRACE, THE BERNIE MAC SHOW, MY NAME IS EARL,WILL AND GRACE and BECKER. She recently wrote and directed her short film, BREAK, as well as directed several episodes of the web series INSULT TO INJURY. She also is the writer/co-star (with Tippi Hedren) of the short TEA WITH GRANDMA. Jennie is the proud wife of Jonathan, and mom of Harry and Sammy. 

Tom Cavanaugh - Director

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  • Tom Cavanaugh (Director/Producer) received an M.F.A. from the Actors Studio Drama School. While at the studio, Tom was a semi-finalist in the Chesterfield Films Writers Foundation Project in Los Angeles. Cavanaugh’s one-act play, THE CIRCUS STILL COMES TO TOWN, was produced as part of the Thesis Repertory Season at Circle in the Square Downtown (NYC). Cavanaugh served as Associate Producer for Ensemble Studio Theatre (NYC) and his short plays 50TH & 8TH and AMEN were produced there in special presentation. Under the guidance of playwright Edward Allan Baker, Cavanaugh wrote the one act play, DINER TALK, in a workshop at Ensemble Studio Theatre; it was awarded first prize in the Jersey Voices One Act Play Festival and produced in Maplewood, New Jersey. Tom’s full-length play, BEHOLD, was a finalist in the New American Playwrights Development Program at the Utah Shakespeare Festival and was one of three winners of the Pickering Award for Excellence in Playwriting. Currently, his short play, OCEAN FRONT, is being produced at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, and his full-length play, ADAM AND YOSHI, will be part of the Cape May Stage Company Fall Reading Series in October.

Where's the Jello mold?

COMING SOON!



Under The Jello Mold  returns to the Los Angeles area in October! 

The Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tuesday, October 29th, 8pm

A BFF Binge Fringe Festival of FREE Theatre Event.

Reservation information coming soon.


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Under The Jello Mold contains mature language and themes 

(ages 16 and up, please)

 

“Do whatever it takes to see this show. The hype is true… [A] masterpiece…”

 - Bob Leggett, LAMusicCritic.com


“An unforgettable one-woman performance that will have you laughing and crying and laughing again!”

  Shirine Partiyeli, Hollywood Fringe Certified Reviewer  

“A TOUR DE FORCE! A moving and high energy journey through a woman’s relationship with her mother!”

 Andrew Holmes, Hollywood Fringe Certified Reviewer 

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