THE TRUE STORY OF A TEENAGE GIGOLO
Based on the San Francisco Chronicle best-selling memoir Chicken: Love for Sale on the Streets of Hollywood (Canongate Books 2003), this one man show is the funny, touching story of a sweet, wide-eyed son of Seventies Suburbia who becomes a teenage gigolo, servicing rich, lonely women in Beverly Hills. With a mix of breathtaking honesty, sly comedy, genuine tenderness, and an innocent fascination for the bizarre characters and world he enters, Sterry creates theater that is raw, smart, and unexpectedly funny. Chicken is a playful, gripping, sweet story that explores what it means to suffer through the underbelly of the American Dream. And make it out alive.
David Henry Sterry uses his years as an award-winning actor to create a tour-de-force performance, in which he portrays everyone from his teacher/nun, to his boss/pimp, to his sweet girlfriend, to the man who abused him.