From Broad Street to Off-Broadway, the Story of the Neon Mans Death Benefits Mother and Son

The award-winning PBS special of how a young Virginia playwright comes to terms with his best friends death will make its off-Broadway debut. The one man show is called the "The Neon Man and Me." Slash Coleman plays over thirty characters in the spiritual rock n' roll comedy about best friends.

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RICHMOND VA (PRWEB) April 7, 2007

Richmond playwright and performer, Slash Coleman, will present the New York premiere of his comedy, "The Neon Man and Me," off-Broadway at Teatro la Tea Theater in New York City on April 10th and April 22nd at 8:00pm. The one-man-show is a tribute to the life of his late best friend Mark Jamison, a neon artist from Roanoke, VA who was electrocuted two years ago as he was hanging a neon sign. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit the Jamison family.

A 2006 recipient of Style Weekly's, Top 40 under 40, award and a Groucho award winner for best one man show of 2005, the production is scheduled to appear on PBS later this year. So far, Coleman has used the production to raise $20,000 for non-profit organizations. In recent months, funded in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the show has grown to include a documentary film entitled, "Glow," and a high school curriculum entitled, "Healing Communities: Helping Students come to Terms with Bereavement, Tragedy and Loss."

"I'd like to think that my show is a care package to my friend's son and family," Coleman says, "but it has helped me and countless others in our search for peace after love one's have died."

The off-Broadway debut will take place on Tuesday, April 10 and Sunday, April 22 at 8:00 pm. Teatro La Tea Theater is located at 107 Suffolk Street Suite 200 New York, NY 10002. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling 212-529-1948 or logging onto More information about Slash Coleman and "The Neon Man and Me" is available on-line at