Soho Playhouse Adds DON'T PRESS CHARGES, LAST OF THE KNOTTS & JAMAICA FARWELL to Current Season
Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street), under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Darren Lee Cole, will add several new shows to its current stellar season, including: Simon Lovell's DON'T PRESS CHARGES with performances beginning Saturday, March 15th (presented Saturdays at 5pm); the previously announced EXTRAORDINARY EXTREMITIES with performances beginning Friday, April 4th; Doug Knott's LAST OF THE KNOTTS with performances beginning Friday, April 25th (presented Fridays at 7pm); and Debra Ehrhardt's JAMAICA FAREWELL with performances beginning Sunday, April 27th (presented Sundays at 6:30pm). The aforementioned productions will join BILL W. AND DR. BOB, which recently announced an extension through June 1st , and Matt Graham's current trio of shows - THIS TOO SHALL SUCK, ANAGRAMAZON and STAND UP AGAINST EVERYTHING! - presented in rotating order Wednesdays at 8pm.
Simon Lovell's brand new show DON'T PRESS CHARGES is a joyous romp through Mr. Lovell's eccentric life as an alleged former conman. Simon Lovell - who has been described as possessing "the hands of a god, the voice of an angel, and the heart of a sewer rat" - has performed for a record 9 consecutive years at Soho Playhouse's Huron Club. DON'T PRESS CHARGES will be presented Saturdays at 5pm at Soho Playhouse's downstairs cabaret theatre, The Huron Club.
EXTRAORDINARY EXTREMITIES - written and directed by Renee Philippi, original score by Lewis Flinn and performed and designed by Carlo Adinolfi - is a unique one hour play about resilience, adaptation and ingenuity marshaled to face a world full of challenges and changes. EXTRAORDINARY EXTREMITIES will be presented on Soho Playhouse's main stage Fridays through Mondays at 7pm, and 1pm matinees on Saturdays.
Selected "Best of the Fest" at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, LAST OF THE KNOTTS is Doug Knott's irreverent and thorny battle with becoming a father... or Knott! After putting up with a lifetime's worth of pain from ...his own abusive Judge of a Dad, Doug promises himself and his old man to be "the last of the Knotts" until... he falls in love with a beautiful woman with a pet boa constrictor... and "one of his sperm clings to a lifeboat inside her." The show too, is pregnant with laughs, squirms, and the comic and painful truth of life! LAST OF THE KNOTTS will be presented Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm on Soho Playhouse's downstairs cabaret theatre, The Huron Club.
Called "gripping...highly enjoyable...a tour de force" by the LA Times, JAMAICA FAREWLL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick (MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING). It chronicles Ms. Ehrhardt's escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970's to fulfill her dream of going to America. JAMAICA FAREWELL will be presented Sundays at 6:30pm on Soho Playhouse's main stage.
Matt Graham - comedian, savant and Scrabble expert - presents a trio of shows: His Off Broadway hit, THIS TOO SHALL SUCK, the brand new, Scrabble inspired, ANAGRAMAZON and his evening hosting stand-up comedy, STAND UP AGAINST EVERYTHING! in rotating order on Wednesdays at 8pm on Soho Playhouse's downstairs cabaret theatre, The Huron Club.
Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey's critically acclaimed BILL W. AND DR. BOB - which celebrated its 200th performance on March 7 and recently extended its run through April 27 - is a universally inspiring story of triumph, determination and camaraderie, which has been presented throughout the world (San Diego, Sydney Australia, Boston - to name a few). BILL W. AND DR. BOB performance schedule through March 30th is Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and matinees at 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays; and performance schedule beginning April 3 will be Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at Saturdays at 8:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3pm.