All the Wrong Men – A Night of Dating Disasters – Foti at the Ebell

All the Wrong Men Laura Foti

After five years of dates with more than six dozen of the “wrong men,” what’s a woman to do? For Laura Huntt Foti, the answer was clear: Tally up her experiences and take stock of her dating disasters.

Foti, the author of The Cusp of Everything, has turned her exhaustive dating experiences into a funny and poignant multimedia show, All the Wrong Men, scheduled for October 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Ebell of Los Angeles’ 2nd Wednesdays performance incubator.

The genesis of the show came from Foti performing her story as part of the national “Moth” storytelling showcase – where normal people shed their inhibitions and present their “true stories, told live” before an audience.

“This story is all about my personal life, and I’m not one to naturally share that kind of thing,” Foti told the Larchmont Buzz.  “But the reception of my Moth performance two years ago at Busby’s was so positive that I decided to move forward and develop the story. On Wednesday, it’ll be just me and the Powerpoint on stage,” she laughed, noting it is a one-woman show as part of the Ebell’s  “incubator” program for new works.

Foti, who some may know as Laura Foti Cohen, has been a resident of Brookside for 21 years and has been involved for many years in the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society, the Ebell Club and her Brookside neighborhood. With her business partner Jill Johnson, Foti has run Sound Input, a strategic marketing and media consulting company since 1996.

The Ebell Club’s 2nd Wednesdays producer Cynthia Comsky reviewed the show:  “For all the right reasons All The Wrong Men shines as a mirror on contemporary single females…and men. Brilliant, hilarious and true.”

Packed with profile quotes, messages from prospective dates and memories from five years of “one and done” coffee dates, All the Wrong Men is an honest look at dating after 50. The show doesn’t just catalog “the shame, revulsion and sexual disappointment of the past five years.” In the show, Foti seeks out the reasons for so many failed dates and the lessons they taught. She takes a clear-eyed look at what went wrong (and occasionally right) as she strove to get over a long-term marriage and find her way as a single for the first time since the 1980s.

All the Wrong Men
Performance by Laura Huntt Foti
The Ebell of Los Angeles
One night only: Wed, October 8 – 7 pm
Tickets:  $12 buy online or call 323-931-1277.  
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Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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