“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are we not to be?”
—Nelson Mandela

“FRIED CLAMS WITH BELLIES” is a one woman show written and performed by Roz Browne. The show tells how as a young girl, Roz didn’t want to eatthem, the “bellies”, that is. This is the beginning of her journey as she descovers, “Sometimes you have to see beyond the way something looks.” Browne takes the audience on a humorous and thought provoking journey through her life as she discovers how to see things beyond their appearances.

The Reviews Are In… Advance Praise for "FRIED CLAMS WITH BELLIES"

Roz Browne's "Fried Clams With Bellies" is a raucous romp chronicling her childhood days from digging for clams on the Boston shoreline to her crazy teenage years hanging in the city's juke joints—populated with nefarious and unforgettable characters—to her poignant encounters with Australian aborigines and South African apartheid.

With wit and wisdom, Roz Browne transforms herself into her younger self, her sometimes overbearing mother, nosy siblings, fight-picking classmates, roller-skating husband-to-be and know-it-all co-workers, all without the advantage of costumes or set changes—she simply uses her words to paint pictures in your mind. A hand on the hip, an arched eyebrow and finger-popping off-key singing all convey her message.

Although the stories are specific to Roz's Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, the work transcends geography. Her themes of love, family and acceptance are universally embraceable. The show's title reflects this singular truth about the human experience: Although clam bellies, and people, may not look appealing on the outside, good can still be found on the inside.

— Los Angeles Preview Audience