‘The Most Mediocre Story Never Told!’ has two-show run at Marietta

Jay Sefton, the 2008 Winner of LA Weekly’s Best Solo Performance, will be bringing his award winning play, The Most Mediocre Story Never Told! to Marietta College at 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, and 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21.

Each performance will be in the Hermann Fine Arts Center.

The show is about Sefton’s experience growing up in Philadelphia and attending Catholic school, spending summers at the Jersey shore, and battling the inner voice of failure as he tries to succeed as an actor-writer.

Sefton began the run of this show last fall in Los Angeles. After two extended runs, in Los Angeles, CSI writer David Rambo jumped on as Executive Producer to bring the show to The New York Fringe Festival in the summer of 2009.

Sefton is coming to Marietta College by request of Dr. Dawn Carusi, Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies. She met Sefton while acting in a play 15 years ago. After seeing The Most Mediocre Story Never Told!, she asked him to bring the show to Marietta. Not only does she believe the show to be highly entertaining and funny, but she also thinks his story would resonant with college students.

In addition to the two performances, Sefton will talk to students in Theatre and Communication and Media Studies classes.

The show, which runs for one hour and 10 minutes, is being sponsored by Student Activities, The Pedagogy Committee, The First Year Program and the Departments of Communication and Media Studies and Theatre.

There will be a dessert and talkback after the Thursday night performance.