SCT SOLO PLAY FESTIVAL:
Three Great American Humorists Come to the Stage in Repertory
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK
Written and Performed by J.R. Stuart
The Gospel According To Mark is a solo performance piece that captures Mark Twain during two different periods a decade apart. Act One finds him onstage, as he performed during his Debt Tour in 1895, presenting his tales of travel, reminiscing about his time on the Mississippi, and featuring a "reading" from his masterpiece, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Act Two finds him a decade later, 1905, in his study as he reflects on his youth, attempts to rationalize the logic of a lynch mob in "The United States of Lyncherdom" and discusses the loss of his daughter Suzy and his wife, Livy - who is immortalized in "Eve's Diary.
NOVEMBER 18, 19 & 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM
NOVEMBER 20 & 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM
By Jim Brochu
Directed by J.R. Stuart
Featuring David Rice as Zero Mostel
Set in theatre legend Zero Mostel's painting studio on West 28th Street, a naive reporter attempts to interview the famously volatile artist, prompting an explosion of memory, humor, outrage and juicy backstage lore. Mostel is remembered for his comedic genius and his definitive roles (originating Fiddler on the Roof and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), but in the 1950's he was equally known for his place on the infamous Hollywood blacklist. Mostel's swagger, ferocity, intelligence and fantastic wit is brought back to the stage in this volcanic tour-de-force.
NOVEMBER 25 & DECEMBER 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM
NOVEMBER 26 & DECEMBER 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM
NOVEMBER 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM
THE SANTALAND DIARIES
By David Sedaris, Adapted for the Stage by Joe Mantello
Directed by Richard Dines
Featuring Nathan Shelton*
You won't want to miss this hilariously irreverent holiday show. It’s David Sedaris’ side-splitting send-up of Christmas and his brief, misguided career as a Macy’s elf. Besieged by bratty kids with overzealous parents and donning a humiliating costume, he finds that his cynical self and his elfin alter ego, “Crumpet,” are not exactly compatible. The Santaland Diaries skewers everything we love (and secretly loathe) about the holidays. See what it’s like for the subversive to work at Santaland, where the only thing more plentiful than good cheer is a good case of the giggles.
*Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association on a Special Appearance Contract.
DECEMBER 2, 9 & 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM
DECEMBER 3 & 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM
DECEMBER 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM
SPECIAL FESTIVAL PRICING
Singles Tickets (per attraction)
Three Show Package
Flex Pass Holders