an instant theatre production
in association with
Jeff Murray and Theatre/Theater
written and directed by
based on stories by
performed by Richard Kuhlman
as Harvey Pekar
David A. Goodman
opened at Hollywood's Theatre/Theater on
September 29, 1990
closed September 28,1991
a message to the instant theater company
About the Playwright
With Hollywood's adaptation of Harvey Pekar's quirky saga of everyday life now playing on a DVD player near you, we offer a look at the celebrated stage play that first introduced Cleveland's favorite son to tinseltown's movers and shakers.
Dan Castellaneta takes stage as Harvey
Pekar in American Splendor, director/writer Vince Waldron's acclaimed
look at the life and times of Cleveland's blue-collar man of letters.
The cast (clockwise from left): Siobhan Fallon,
Richard Kuhlman, David O'Shea, Andy Wilson and Dan Castellaneta.
"Humorous, poignant and more
than a little odd...an experience not to be missed."
--The Los Angeles READER
"A superbly droll theatricalization
of Pekar's world with several terrific actors...a perfect antidote
to our nasty epoch."
--Los Angeles Times
"Dan Castellaneta gives an
eminently convincing performance."
--Los Angeles Village View
"A clever and strangely insightful
"A thoroughly entertaining
--Los Angeles Magazine