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Los Angeles performer brings one-man show to West campus


May 11, 2011

“DON'T CALL ME WALTER!,” the one-person show written and performed by Arizona State University alumnus Christian Moralde, comes to Arizona for a limited engagement May 27 and 28. Performances begin at 7 p.m. at ASU’s West campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix. The show will be presented at Second Stage West, in the lower level of the University Center Building.

Tickets, priced at $14, may be purchased online at www.plays411.com/walter. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Based on Moralde’s life story, the 90-minute show centers around Moralde’s experiences growing up as a self-described fat, OCD-ridden, Filipino boy with a nun-like mom. Moralde takes the audience onto a personal journey of living life with models as he enters the Los Angeles-based entertainment industry...all while wearing a Rolex watch with a history. Featuring personal anecdotes full of past celebrity encounters, biting humor and candid drama, this original show has been met with critical acclaim.

“DON'T CALL ME WALTER!,” which premiered in Los Angeles in 2005, is directed by Emmy winner Charles St. Clair, a faculty member in ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. St. Clair is known for his directing work with Valley theater organizations including Arizona Jewish Theatre Company, iTheatre Collaborative, Black Theatre Troupe and others.

Bringing “DON'T CALL ME WALTER!” to Arizona marks Moralde’s return to the Phoenix stage after a 16-year absence. His credits include hosting the Emmy-nominated “DEBUT” show and appearances on the TV Guide Channel and Fox networks. He has been seen as a host for various shows on the Fashion News Network and NBC’s local Los Angeles affiliate. Moralde earned his bachelor’s degree from ASU in 2005.