Primary Stages presents Jason O’Connell’s solo show tracing the ups and downs of his life through the prism of his love/hate relationship with the 'Batman' movies. More…
From the show:
A look into one man's obsession with movies about another man's obsession with dressing up like a rodent and punching people. The Dork Knight traces the ups and downs of actor Jason O’Connell’s personal and professional life as seen through the prism of his love/hate relationship with the Batman movies. Featuring numerous “cameos” from the bat-voices in his head, O’Connell takes us on a trip down cinematic memory lane that begins with the 1989 Michael Keaton blockbuster, and strolls past George Clooney’s bat-nipples, Christian Bale’s bat-growl, and a couple of iconic Jokers en route to (sigh) Batfleck. This funny, intimate memoir demonstrates how one’s “inner geek” can guide and inspire in good times and in bad. The Dork Knight contains adult themes and language. Not recommended for ages under 13.
See it if you are at least familiar with the most iconic Batman movies of the last 30 years. Very well written and performed. Absorbing, intelligent.
Don't see it if It's a niche play that requires some prior knowledge of the subject. One man shows at small venues are not your thing.
See it if You’ve ever felt like what was on the inside is more important than what’s on the outside. Funny. Inspirational. Clever. Smart. Current.
Don't see it if This was a GREAT show, even if you hate one person shows I would urge you to take a chance on this one, that might be only reason not to go.
See it if You enjoy one man shows. In this case it is especially recommended if you are a fan of the many Batman movies.
Don't see it if You want a big Broadway show and/or have no interest in hearing about a man's obsession with the many Batman movies.
See it if If you enjoy terrific one-man shows and the best Jack Nicholson & Michael Keaton impersonations I've ever seen, or if you're a Batman fan.
Don't see it if Introspective solo shows don't interest you.
See it if you enjoy movies and/or would enjoy an endearingly told story of a geeky young man's coming of age. You needn't have seen the Batman movies.
Don't see it if the Batman theme is a turnoff you won't be able to overcome.
See it if You want to see a man relate his life to ups and downs of Batman franchise. The impressions were funny and story was touching
Don't see it if You dislike solo shows
See it if you are a fan of the batman movies. The impressions are great.
Don't see it if you have not followed the batman movies. Most references are to them, and you need to really know them to appreciate this.
See it if Original, hilarious and heartfelt. Batman has been there through this actor's highs and lows in life. Great impersonations.Don't miss it!
Don't see it if If you prefer the villains....see it anyway, Great impersonations of The Joker and Penguin.
See it if He gives an honest (and brave) exploration of his life successfully tying in Batman movies (esp) and comics. Hopeful and optimistic. Funny~
Don't see it if U'd find it indulgent & a stretch to empathize with a guy who earnestly sees parallels from his life to that of Batman's.Dislike 1 man shows
See it if you enjoy poignant one-man shows about life and are deeply familiar with the Batman movies from 1989-present.
Don't see it if you've never seen a Batman movie and don't like one-man shows.
See it if you like small 1 person shows that use pop culture as an metaphor for ones personal life.
Don't see it if you want a big show or don't really associate with pop culture, namely comic books and super hero movies and especially Batman
See it if you're ready for a night of roller coaster emotions and really amazing impressions, you want to see an actor doing what he loves
Don't see it if you don't want to see a one-man show about his life, you really don't care for pop culture references
See it if you have a thing for super heroes and especially the Batman movies and one man shows. The performance is quite good.
Don't see it if You/re not a fan of the Batman movies -an attempt to open up to be about life (his life) was unsuccessful & at 75 min it was 20 min too long
See it if loved show saw it twice. tooK my grandchildren 2nd time; if it plays again will go again. JASON A STAR WRITER/ ACTOR/PERSON
Don't see it if YOU HATE EXCELLENCE
See it if You like one man shows, memoir pieces, know of Jason’s work or would like to discover it. Very entertaining and satisfying personal story.
Don't see it if You don’t care about Batman or superhero culture. You don’t like any of the actors in the Batman films that Jason does great Impressions of.
See it if you love batman (though I'm not a particularly huge fan and I still really enjoyed this)
Don't see it if you have some kind of beef with batman comics
See it if you love the Batman films, enjoy humorous impersonations, 1-person shows examining their life thru the filter of his love for a character.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy 1-person shows or haven't seen at least one of the Batman films.
See it if You appreciate what it takes to be a stage actor: courage, a willingness to expose oneself emotionally, always finding a way to persevere.
Don't see it if You don't want to hear about a person's real life issues and wouldn't enjoy someone finding meaning in their life through comic book heroes.
See it if you love Batman. Jason's appreciation for the character and all he can mean is clear in every moment of the show, and really resonates.
Don't see it if you have no interest in superheroes or don't think that fictional characters can make a very real impact on the lives of those who love them