My Name is Barbra: Buyer & Cellar reading with Lee Slobotkin

Event details

  • Sunday | November 12, 2023
  • 1:00 pm
  • 8339 Old York Road
  • 2158878700

The long-awaited memoir by superstar and legend Barbra Streisand, called: My Name is Barbra, will be on sale November 7, 2023! She tells her own story about her life and extraordinary career, from growing up in Brooklyn to her first star-making appearances in New York nightclubs to her breakout performance in Funny Girl, and more. The Meyers Library will purchase a copy or two of this memoir to circulate among interested readers. [It is also available for pre-order now].

To celebrate the long and wonderful career of Barbra Streisand, The Meyers Library, The TJ Museum and Women of KI will come together to present

our very own Lee Slobotkin as he delivers an informal play reading of the one-man show: Buyer and Cellar by Jonathan Tolins.

Plot summary:

The play is a one-man comedy that follows Alex More, a struggling gay actor working in Los Angeles, who is down on his luck after being recently fired from Disneyland. He lands a job curating the Malibu basement of Barbra Streisand. (The real-life Streisand constructed a series of “Main Street” storefronts beneath her Malibu barn inspired by the Winterthur Museum in Delaware in order to house her collection of dolls and other trinkets). Alex More at first does not meet his employer, but eventually Streisand comes down to peruse her collection, and the two strike up a friendly relationship. The play chronicles the fictional exchanges between More and his idol, the source of both admiration and frustration on More’s part. The entire play is narrated from More’s point of view and is presented as a story told to his screenwriter boyfriend Barry.

Join us Sunday November 12th at 1:00 pm for this program and some light refreshments.