Mike Albo's THE JUNKET Extends Through 2/1 at Dixon Place

Mike Albo's THE JUNKET Extends Through 2/1 at Dixon Place

The Junket, a new, hilariously scandalous solo show based on scandalous actual events, written and performed by Mike Albo, extends its run at Dixon Place a second time, originally scheduled to close on Saturday, November 16th. The Junket will now play on January 17 & 18 at 7:00 p.m. and January 25th and February 1st at 10:00 p.m. at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street, NYC).

What's it like to be a scapegoat? Writer/performer/comedian Mike Albo presents his newest solo show The Junket, about what happens when your freelance job turns out to be your worst enemy. In this hilarious, harrowing, thinly-veiled tale, a struggling writer (named, um, Mike Albo) gets a freelance gig to pen a column for the country's most influential newspaper. It's a dream come true, and after years of low pay, Albo thinks he may finally be able to afford NYC's new luxury loft lifestyle (he even gets a new stylish boyfriend). But after he goes on an over­-the-top, ill-fated press junket, he becomes a gossip item on the city's snarkiest, meanest blog, and is thrown into an acrimonious war between old and new media. The Junket is a much ­needed investigation into the compromised state of modern journalism, provoking questions about how we get our news and who gives it to us.

Helmed by acclaimed theater director David Schweizer, with video effects by Larry Shea, The Junket is a wildly funny but emotionally painful account of New York's back­biting media scene, the inner workings of the fashion industry, and what it takes to survive as a writer in our chattering, challenging, increasingly unaffordable culture.

"I was perilously close to exposing a secret underground economy of promotion: the gift bags and plus ones and galas and banquets that keep the city in motion, and keep underpaid writers at work. Basically, I became the Silkwood of Swag," said Mike Albo.

Dixon Place is located 161A Chrystie Street, New York City. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. To purchase tickets, call: 212-219-­0736, or visit: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/928347.

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