Sue Costello Presents One-Woman, One-Night-Only Show, I WASN'T TRYING TO BE FUNNY', 9/11
Sue Costello, acclaimed comic, actor and writer is set to bring her one-woman show, I Wasn't Trying To Be Funny, to The Producers' Club, 348 West 44th street, for one night only, Wednesday, September 11th at 7:30pm.
The alternately hilarious and heartbreaking show tracks Costello's life as she goes from a nerdy kid, to the star of her own television show. After losing it all, Costello is faced with the fact that the superficiality of the material world was the only thing propping her up. Throughout the journey, Costello figures out that the only way for her to really be happy, is to live her life based on a foundation of hope, love, inner strength and humor.
Costello explains that she was inspired to write I Wasn't Trying To Be Funny when her television show Costello was cancelled; "The executives trusted me with my TV show because of my voice and vision. After the show ended, I wanted to keep growing, keep creating and keep writing. I knew I could get my view of the world out there in spite of any obstacles, if I trusted myself. The message of the show is to never quit in the search for your authentic self" Costello adds, "I Wasn't Trying to be Funny is art imitating life."
Rave reviews have poured in for prior workshops of I Wasn't Trying To Be Funny. The Boston Metro said "Not many people have the charisma, stamina, or the anecdotes to sustain a 1 1/2hr show alone, Sue Costello does it sans props, costumes or music in the play." The Boston Herald called the show "powerful, thanks to Costello's frank charisma and her ability to mingle humor with tragedy. It's the flipside of Costello's stand up act- too brutal and frank to be disposable as a night of jokes". The Patriot Ledger mused that, "Costello rivets the audience with a comic's gift for delivery and wit and an actress' skill with emotion."