|Confessions of a Plate & Shoe: |
An Evening of Outrageous Short Comedies
| Open: 11/12/08 Close: 11/16/08
Confessions of a Plate & Shoe brings together 16 of Josh McIlvain's funniest short plays into a single show. Featuring many of Josh's best received and previously produced plays as well as several world premieres, the show stars some of New York's best comedic actors including Nicola Barber, Kevin Lyons, Josh Lay, and Jesse Teeters. Director duties are split by previous McIlvain collaborators Deborah Wolfson, director 2006's NYC fringe hit "Williamsburg: The Musical," and Chris Czyz, assistant director of Primary Stage's Off Broadway show "Something You Did".
Sharply funny, sometimes outrageously raunchy, Josh's plays examine the disturbing absurdities of everyday life and the everyday life of the disturbingly absurd. Confessions of a Plate & Shoe ranges from the title piece about a real shoe trying to make friends with a real plate to a wife who finds her husband brought the wrong baby home from day care to a middle-aged man who seeks solace after discovering his mother in a recently made internet porno. But for Josh it takes more than a silly situation to really get an audience going. He gets the most humor from his characters—creating people audiences recognize from their own experiences and whom they don't expect to see on stage.