Part of FringeNYC: In a new comedy inspired by the absurdist plays of Samuel Beckett, over-educated but under-employed millennials struggle to survive loopy locals and crippling neuroses while waiting for a perpetually delayed bus to their beloved Garden State. More…
Categories: Comedy, Drama, Local. From The Box Colony Theatre. Written by Alexander Janosek Doyle. Directed by Amanda Levie.
FROM THE ARTIST:
Written in the style of the absurdist comedies of Samuel Beckett, the new play "Is That Danny DeVito? And Other Questions from West of the Hudson" focuses on the psychological non-adventures of two over-educated but under-employed millennials as they wait for a perpetually delayed bus to deliver them from their New England campsite to their beloved Garden State.
As they wait, Dusty (Julian Blake Gordon) and Geoff (Finn Kilgore) pass the time with the help of bizarre locals (Natasha Edwards & Carlo Fiorletta) and conversations on topics ranging from the millennial experience to celebrity culture, pop entertainment, literature, New Jersey, and whether or not a man unseen to the audience is Danny DeVito.
Is That Danny DeVito? will be performed at Venue #8: WOW Café at 59-61 E 4th St. #4 (between 2nd Avenue & Bowery) on August 13th and 20th at 2:15, the 16th at 9:15, the 23rd at 4:30, and the 27th at 7:00.
For more information, please visit www.isthatdannydevito.com.
The Box Colony Theatre first produced "Is That Danny DeVito?" in conjunction with Art House Productions in Jersey City in October, 2015. The play was well-received by the community with Jersey City arts and culture blog ChicpeaJC.com saying: “With a number of knee-slappers and enough comedy to make you cry from laughter, it’s truly worth a ticket or two.”
See it if You are fascinated with differences between, quirkiness of and quests for purpose and personal brand of young males--timeless.
Don't see it if You have a short attention span and cannot remain entertained without lavish set and costumes and many characters
See it if You're looking for a show with some fast-paced dialogue and some New Jersey-based humor.
Don't see it if You're hard of hearing. The Geoff character spoke in low rumble that at times was not decipherable from the 4th row. Need some A/C in room.
See it if The show was I believe very funny and also very witty from start to end. Acting was very good and the message it conveyed was uplifting.
Don't see it if If your tastes go for something very edgy then go and see another play.
See it if You like witty, funny dialog and insightful conversations between interesting characters from New Jersey.
Don't see it if You dislike people from New Jersey.
See it if You like thought-provoking material presented in a clever and humorous way with engaging actors.
Don't see it if You expect to really see Danny DeVito.