Jonathan Tolins

Buyer and Cellar

November 12-22
Ivy Tech Waldron Firebay


Buyer and Cellar is the story of an out-of-work actor who scores a job in Barbra Streisand’s basement, where the film star has built a shopping mall to house her excess objets d’art.

Playwright Jonathan Tolins

Playwright Jonathan Tolins

Inspired by Bab’s actual home (her underground mall really does exist) and the coffee table book she wrote about it, this hilarious one-man show explores the odd but ultimately heartwarming relationship that develops between the witty young actor and the surprisingly amiable—and vulnerable—superstar.

Age recommendation: 15+ (mature language)
Run time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Show Location: Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay


Buyer and Cellar received over-the-top rave reviews off-Broadway and equally glowing reviews (and sold-out houses) at multiple regional theatres around the country. The New York Times called Jonathan Tolins’ satirical gem “irresistible, delicious and wickedly funny” and “a remarkably sustained slice of absurdist whimsy.”

Both teasing and tender, Buyer and Cellar is an outrageous comedy that promises to go down “like buttah!”