A woman’s quest to adopt a pug.
Apple Green, a hopelessly helpful New Yorker, is on a mission— to save a pug from a life where she might die from falling off the top of a couch.
A one-woman show about Apple Green and her relationships with a dog named Lucy and a brain-injured woman named Lucille.
Written and Performed by Anna Lisa McClelland
Directed by Shulie Cowen
This project was partly funded from a grant from the Levan Institute for Humanities. Special thanks to Adam Hocherman, Gary Rodoren, Gary Austin, Amit Oberai, the MPW program at USC, Brighde Mullins, Terry and Patti Polley, Mary Tierney, and Bruce Garfield.
Anna Lisa McClelland
Actress, comedian, and writer Anna Lisa McClelland is the daughter of a Montana Cowboy and a San Francisco lass. Born in Paris, she left France before she could speak a word of French or eat a single croissant, but not before a nanny dislocated her right arm by dragging her up the stairs by an elbow.
Anna Lisa lived in the civilized Maida Vale district of London, a few blocks from where the Beatles recorded Abbey Road. At the ripe age of eleven, she convinced her parents that enrolling her in drama school would keep her from using drugs.
She learned to tap dance and do funny accents at Sylvia Young Theatre School. She performed on the West End and on the BBC Radio.
Later, she convinced her parents that joining a theater company would keep her from getting pregnant. She became the youngest member of the Young Vic Youth Theatre, and the only American in the National Youth Theatre. She did not get pregnant.
There was a job as chief of staff for Queen Noor of Jordan; she wrote talking points and opening remarks and travelled on trains. There was a job as senior writer for Dr. C. L. Max Nikias, President of USC, writing speeches he gave to Steven Spielberg, Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment, and George Lucas, amongst others. That all ended when she realized she was not writing comedy.
An excerpt from her book, Anonymous, was published on Anderbo.com. She recently completed its adaptation, Apple Green’s Big Apple. Her first one-woman show was produced at Theater for the New City in New York. She is writing her second book A Montana Cowboy in Queen Elizabeth’s Court. It is mostly comedy.
Anna Lisa lives in Los Angeles with a skinny terrier named Benji and an overweight pug named Lucy. For fun, she teaches creative writing in prisons.
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