Critics Praise Estrada`s Tribute to Anton Chekhov

Released on: February 23, 2008, 2:59 am

Press Release Author: Vicarious New York

Industry: Entertainment

Press Release Summary: Acclaimed comedian Jade Esteban Estrada scores big with "Chek
it, Baby"

Press Release Body: February 19, 2008 - Minneapolis, MN - Comedy Central star Jade
Esteban Estrada received a standing ovation on opening night of his tenth solo
theatre show, "Chek it, Baby: A Fabulous Explanation of Anton Chekhov's Fiercest
Plays" at the Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Friday, February 15,
2008. The show was a featured production for the 2008 Twin Cities Chekhov Festival.
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"It was genuinely funny," raves Steve Marsh of Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine. "The
show was fabulous! It was an awesome show!" raves Jerri's Jottings. "A cool show.a
good bet for the weekend," states Tom Horgen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
"Estrada is indeed incredibly energetic performance," states Philip
Low of Womb with a View. "Chek it, Baby" is "seriously funny," states Ed Huyck of

Estrada, who is the face of the 2008 designer humor line of bilingual greeting cards
for Nos Vemos Greetings was pleased with the audience response. He shared with John
Townsend of Lavender Magazine that "most actors in New York learn about the
playwright Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) while they are learning about Constantin
Stanislavski and the acting technique (he formed) used today by most actors. So for
me Chekhov is a very intimate part of my beginnings as an actor. So the works of
Chekhov were woven into my love for acting. When I was asked to be a part of this
event it really meant a lot to me. All self-penned shows are personal, but this
seems to me really personal."

Genevieve Bennett, the curator for the festival states, "This show is not to be
missed. It was really funny and very well performed."

Estrada has appeared on "30 Rock" and "Friday Night Lights" on NBC and is widely
known for his appearances on "The Graham Norton Effect" on Comedy Central.

The Topeka Capitol-Journal calls him "one of the finest solo theatre artists of the
21st century."

Other shows by Estrada include "A Lullaby for Ryan: The History of HIV/AIDS in
America, "Tortilla Heaven" and the highly acclaimed "ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay
History of the World, Vol. 1."

Estrada appears in the upcoming film "The Innocent Killers" directed by Brett Mauser.

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