For some reason, after many months of relative quiet, my October is really hopping. I hope you can come to some or all of these swinging events!
Androboros: Fraunces Tavern, Every Friday/ Saturday/ Sunday in October
I am so proud to be associated with this exciting project, the first ever production of America’s earliest play, Androboros written in 1714, and never produced ’til now! Furthermore it’s being staged at Fraunces Tavern, one of the few colonial buildings left in Manhattan, and the very place where George Washington said goodbye to his general staff at the close of the American Revolution. We’ve got a visionary director, a delightful cast (including Matt Roper, Chico from I’ll Say She Is in the tile role), songs, dances, and did I mention it is a very broad comedy? And you’ll learn about some very little known influences on the First Amendment — from me! It is the worthiest possible theatrical project during these terrible times. Every Friday/ Saturday/ Sunday in October. Get yer tickets here on the Frauncees Tavern site.
Happy 150th Birthday, Joe Weber and Lew Fields: October 16, 7pm
2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of both members of America’s premier comedy team and pioneers of Broadway: Joe Weber and Lew Fields. Writer and performer Trav S.D. (No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous) marks the occasion with an entertaining illustrated talk about how this pair of comical kids from the Lower East Side changed American culture, and changed America in the bargain. And what better time to celebrate these faux Germans than the month of Oktorbest?
Technically, this is a private event, but we’d love to share it with as many classic comedy buffs as possible. If you reach out to me and you’re not a psycho, I’ll get you the location and other details and we’ll put you on the RSVP list.