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Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful

About the show

After hit runs in NYC and Edinburgh, Peter Michael Marino's fully improvised solo show enjoys an encore run at Under St. Marks.  More…

After years of performing his solo shows around the world, Marino grew weary of writing and memorizing them. So he's decided to just show up and create one on the spot. The audience will be the subject of this socially anxious experiment that both spoofs and celebrates the solo show genre. All you have to do is show up.


Member Reviews (36)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful
92
Avg Score

80
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if Talented improv artist takes personal experiences from the audience and creates an impromptu story around them. Funny and surprising.

Don't see it if He follows a script telling his personal background before he gets to the more creative part of the show.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if Anyone with a sense of humor and love of stepping off cliffs.

Don't see it if You want a well-made play. Yawn.

93
Clever, Exquisite

See it if you want to be enlightened

Don't see it if you are a snob

For a previous production
80
Clever, Great writing, Intelligent, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if you don't care about production values and want to see an intelligent man with interesting ideas.

Don't see it if you want to see high end theatre.

Also The secret to life is to show up, to not be lazy

For a previous production
83
Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Great staging, Must see

See it if Great Improv's choice! The actor is highly energetic + experienced.He shows total control by fitting the words picked earlier into his piece

Don't see it if You don't like improv

For a previous production
90
Ambitious, Funny

See it if YOU LIKE IMPROMPTU, UNIQUE, NEW EACH EVENING. UNUSUAL FOR THEATRE TO CHANGE EACH DAY SO IT IS A TREAT. ENTERTAINING.

Don't see it if IT IS SCARCASTIC, SPOOFING ON EVERYTHING, ONE MAN SHOW. HE IS TALENTED BUT IT CAN GET SILLY AND CRAZY SO BE PREPARED. NOT A SHOW FOR EVEYONE

For a previous production
86
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Masterful, Unique

See it if You love being surprised, improv, audience participation, smart, funny performers. Every show is "one night only."

Don't see it if You want to know what the show is about before you go. It's a different show every night.

For a previous production
95
Absorbing, Clever, Resonant

See it if you want to see a master entertainer show you HOW IT IS DONE! You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll help create the show!

Don't see it if you have a heart of stone and don't care about important things like art and feelings.

For a previous production
93
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if If you want to be entertained by a 1 man show,all original

Don't see it if If you don't have a sense of humor

For a previous production
92
Ambitious, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if you want unique entertainment. No two shows are the same.

Don't see it if audience participation shows scare you. Though this one is mild by comparison.

For a previous production
100
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if You like something completely unique. This is a solo show unlike anything you've seen before. Improv with a twist - the audience star in it!

Don't see it if You don't want to be entertained, involved, or have a show written about you and the rest of the audience! You will be the center of it all!

For a previous production
100
Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Ambitious, Refreshing

See it if You love a new spin on existing forms of storytelling.

Don't see it if You hate fun and quality!

For a previous production
100
Clever, Entertaining, Must see, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if You want a unique theater experience like nothing you've ever been a part of.

Don't see it if You don't like solo performances.

For a previous production
91
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you want a glimpse into the world of creating a show and to see a master improviser at work.

Don't see it if you are looking for a book show or a linear story line.

For a previous production
100
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Quirky, Absorbing

See it if you have a beating heart, a curious mind, and a sense of humor. You are ready for a peek into the mind of that guy who doesn't pot luck.

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows

For a previous production
97
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like to see a performer with the courage to think on his feet, who is candid about his flaws, and relates to the audience.

Don't see it if If you need to see traditional, structured work. This isn't that. It's candid and improv driven.

For a previous production
96
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Moving, Heartwarming

See it if I was moved by the people of Gander and their selflessness to total strangers

Don't see it if You don't like a true story

For a previous production
100
Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a unique theatrical experience that is never the same twice and if you are ready to be moved by the human experience.

Don't see it if You only like scripted plays and you aren't interested in something different.

For a previous production
100
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if You love fast paced, clever improv and love the genre of solo shows.

Don't see it if You don't like audience participation

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You love talented performers who are brave and brilliant.

Don't see it if You just had mouth surgery and are not supposed to smile and laugh out loud.

For a previous production
90
Absorbing, Clever, Hilarious, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You want a complete send-up and homage to solo performance. Also if you need to feel a little closer to the world.

Don't see it if Ehhhh

For a previous production
100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Brilliantly relevant

See it if You are socially anxious or love improv. Also if you have one free hour, and love to laugh!

Don't see it if No reason not to see it. Just. Do. It.

For a previous production
97
Entertaining, Edgy, Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if You appreciate creativity and cleverness on the fly, you like to laugh.

Don't see it if You're a one-man or one-woman show and take yourself too seriously.

For a previous production
95
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You've seen a lot of solo shows in your day. Peter takes the basic structure and turns it on its head, making it fun and unique every time

Don't see it if You hate laughing, or have had a perfect life and nothing to contribute- it is audience participation based

For a previous production
98
Clever, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love to laugh! It will make you laugh!

Don't see it if You don't wanna laugh!


February 21st, 2017
for a previous production “I do not like audience participation of any kind...I was, therefore, pleasantly surprised to enjoy myself in the extreme…Marino takes the old saw of using our suggestions to plot out an improvised story. But that is just the icing on the cake. Prior to that, he ushers us down an autobiographical...
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February 8th, 2017
for a previous production “An often silly, occasionally searing, ultimately affectionate send-up of solo theater performances, interpersonal communication, and the bendable nature of truth…Marino was in chess master mode: absorbing the many plot points he’d just commissioned, then orchestrating those wildly disparate movi...
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August 11th, 2017
for a previous production "With some assistance from an audience member to stage manage and another to handle the sound design, Marino launches into a hilarious improvised tale…Marino has created a unique hour of entertainment by taking the overplayed solo show format and fashioning an improvised comedy routine that works...
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August 15th, 2017
for a previous production “Marino’s show has a charm that never feels cheesy. Audience interaction feels authentic...As a result we all lean forward and join in. It’s an interactive hour, interesting, moving, full of fun, and funny. We are in the hands of a charismatic performer who blends brash with humble and the result...
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