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Theater preview: Andrew Levitt tackles Barbra Streisand in "Buyer & Cellar"

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

New York playwright Jonathan Tolins became fascinated with Barbra Streisand’s obsession for design after reading her coffee table book “My Passion for Design.” This led to Tolins writing a riotously inventive one-man show. What will this outlandish concept result in? Pure whimsy, and surely an outstanding performance from one of Columbus’ best entertainers, Andrew Levitt, aka Nina West.

The play takes place in an imaginary shopping mall at Bab’s residence, a place that sells all the various objects she’s collected over the years — to only one, very famous customer. That mall’s sole employee is Alex More (played by Levitt), a struggling actor who was recently fired from Disneyland where he was the Mayor of Toontown. The play exhibits affection for Streisand’s lavish lifestyle and extravagant tastes, while also mining the ridiculousness of this for humor.

Riffe Center Studio Two

May 27-June 14

77 S. High St., Downtown

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