|David Carl's Celebrity One-Man Hamlet
| Open: 01/09/17 Close: 01/10/17
Following this summer’s critically acclaimed run at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and in the footsteps of Gary Busey’s recent Off-Broadway Perfect Crime debut, the formerly titled Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet returns to The PIT Loft for two performances at 8:00 p.m. on January 9 & 10 as the newly minted David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet.
The New York Times called the show "Deliciously deranged...a head-spinning performance!" The Chicago Tribune said, "Bold and often hilarious...thoroughly enjoyable...spot-on impression."
As Shakespearean actor, puppeteer, singer and action-movie hero, New York actor-writer David Carl impersonates Gary Busey performing each scene of Hamlet with occasional detours across Mr. Busey’s IMDB page from The Buddy Holly Story to Lethal Weapon. The heady mix of high and low-brow comedy celebrates Shakespeare’s classic by using it to reflect upon the jaded, celebrity-crazed, meme-obsessed world around us.
| Open: 04/07/16 Close: 04/14/16
Wowing crowds from L.A. to Edmonton to Edinburgh, Moby Alpha pays preposterous homage to classic sci-fi and bombastic literature, with nods to Alien, Star Trek, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and myriad others. Moby Alpha tells the story of a mad captain’s quest for revenge on the amorphous energy cloud that temporarily took his leg. More simply, Moby Alpha is Moby-Dick in space - but funny. The show is performed in an entirely dark theater, with the only light emanating from the duo’s custom-built, million-color, LED space helmets - creating a unique, otherworldly aesthetic. No flashlights necessary. Moby Alpha is a space-age, comic romp unlike anything you've seen on land, the high seas, or deep space.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – "The writing is superb…the most creative use of lighting I’ve ever seen…an ingenious bit of comedy theater!” - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“The staging is so clever it nearly overheated my circuits. Simple, but practically perfect!" - The Scotsman
★ ★ ★ ★ – "A clever satire that manages to prank sci-fi and classical culture in the same trip!” - Edmonton Sun
Moby Alpha is written and performed by Charles, the award-winning comedy duo composed of Chuck Armstrong & Charlie Stockman. Heralded by Centerstage Chicago as “absolutely brilliant,” Charles has performed throughout North America and the UK, including annual appearances at the Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, and Toronto Sketch Festivals; the LA Comedy Festival; the Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Victoria, Hollywood, and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals; the People’s Improv Theater New York; the UCB Theatre Los Angeles; and the Comedy Central Stage Hollywood. Winners of “Best Writing” and “Best Sketch Comedy” at the 2012 LA Comedy festival, and “Best Film” at the 2013 Seattle Comedy Film Challenge.
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