The sins of the father go on and on from son to son until someone chooses to end them. Little Bobby took a knife and nearly killed his father, the Bob Sr. nobody knew. Now his son reveals what only he knows. SPITTING IN THE FACE OF THE DEVIL, a daring, darkly funny, highly personal, absolutely true solo show in the vein of Spalding Gray and Mike Daisey. The show is about the author's tension-filled relationship with his father, a charismatic and terrifying ex-Marine. Bob Brader, Sr. harbors a huge personal secret about his sexuality that is revealed halfway through the piece; this revelation comes as a shocking surprise not only to the author, but also to the audience, who discovers the details along with him.
Cast: Bob Brader
FRI., Aug. 14th @ 10:30pm
SAT., Aug. 15th @ 5:00pm
MON., Aug. 17th @ 4:15pm
SAT., Aug. 22nd @ 3:45pm
MON., Aug. 24th @ 10:00pm
SAT., Aug. 29th @ 7:00pm
Theater: Players Loft
Address: 115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
Buy Tickets Online or Call: FringeNYC at 866.468.7619
Bob Brader performed SPITTING IN THE FACE OF THE DEVIL in the Inaugural Woodstock Memoir Festival, which was headlined by the McCourt Brothers – Frank, Alphie and Malachy. SPITTING IN THE FACE OF THE DEVIL was the featured theatrical event of the Festival and a crowd favorite, sold out show. Directed and developed by Suzanne Bachner, SPITTING IN THE FACE OF THE DEVIL previously played for a three month run at The Red Room and to standing room only crowds at The Fletcher Gallery in Woodstock, NY. The show also features technical direction and lighting design by Douglas Shearer.
Bob Brader recently made his international debut at the London Fringe Theatre Festival in June with his 2nd monologue, PREPARATION HEX, a hemorrhoid tale and love story, which premiered in last years’ FRIGID New York Festival.
Praise for SPITTING IN THE FACE OF THE DEVIL and Bob Brader’s solo work:
"Bob Brader keeps the audience at their knees with an engaging knack for storytelling adorned with smart humor and a shattering kind of sadness that will linger in the mind." - Naneh Israelyan, OffoffBway.com
“Brader’s confident, candid storytelling manner and his vivid, earnest writing keep us compelled throughout...rich with intelligence and humor...a gripping, elegantly conceived event.” - Martin Denton, nytheatre.com
“Very much a hit...Mr. Brader is an incredibly versatile and engaging performer...Bachner's direction is flawless...I highly recommend this piece.” - Duncan Pflaster, BroadwayWorld.com
“Spellbinding storytelling…Don’t miss this alchemist of the anecdote.” – Laurie Bursch, TheatreInLondon.ca