GARY BUSEY'S ONE-MAN HAMLET Begins 4/5 at The PIT
Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet (as performed by David Carl) is an absurdist romp through Shakespeare, pop culture, and life in the theatre.
Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet (as performed by David Carl) is a multi-media puppet show directed by Michole Biancosino (AD of the award-winning Project Y Theatre Company), created by Gary Busey (as imagined by David Carl), who has decided he will perform all the parts in Shakespeare's Hamlet in order to prove that he still has "the chops." Switching between beat poet narrator, puppeteer, musical theatre singer, horror film director, and "great" actor, Gary Busey (as imagined by David Carl) plays each scene in the style he feels appropriate. A mix of high- and low-brow comedy, Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet (as performed by David Carl), celebrates Shakespeare's play by proving it is still relevant, applicable, and moving in the jaded, celebrity-crazy, meme-obsessed world we (and David Carl) live in.
Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet (as performed by David Carl) is produced by The PIT (People's Improv Theatre) 123 E 24th Street, with two planned performances on February 20th and April 5th at 9:30pm, for an open-ended run.
Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet (as performed by David Carl) was created as part of the PIT's 1st annual SOLOCom Festival in November 2013, where it was a hit among audiences and a standout among the 60 comedy shows featured.
Writer and Performer, David Carl, is a New York actor, improviser, and comedian from Dallas, TX. He is currently playing Gary Busey (Angelo Pappas) in the running hit, Point Break Live! in New York City. He can be seen doing improv every Monday and Sunday at the People's Improv Theater on LIZA and SKYCOPTER respectively. Other credits include The Awesome 80s Prom (Ken Davenport; NYC), Things That Don't Happen (Project Y; NYC), The 365 Plays (The Public Theater NYC), Missed Connections (Neighborhood Playhouse), The Power of Me (The PIT NYC), Guiding Light, All My Children, and dozens of voice-overs for radio, TV, and the Internet. In 2009 he won a contest at Stand-Up NY called "Music is a Joke" as his alter-ego Frank Pfefferkorn. In 2011 he won the first PIT Stand-up Competition hosted by Max Newman again as Frank Pfefferkorn. He has an MFA in Acting from Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts and a BFA in Performance from the University of Evansville.
Director, Michole Biancosino, is a co-founding Artistic Director of the award winning Project Y Theatre Company. Recent directing credits include Lee Blessing's User's Guide to Hell, featuring Bernard Madoff with Project Y at Atlantic Stage 2, The Revival by Samuel Brett Williams at Theatre Row/The Lion, and the musical LoveSick or THINGS THAT DON'T HAPPENby Lia Romeo at 59E59 Theaters. Her work has been nominated for and won numerous NYIT Awards. She was the recipient of the SDC Gielgud Fellowship and this month received the Brooklyn Arts Council's SPARC Award.
Performances of Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet (as performed by David Carl) are on February 20th and April 5th at 9:30pm, for an open-ended run.
Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased through http://thepit-nyc.com/show/gary-buseys-one-man-hamlet-2/ or by calling 212-563-7488.