Adams, Davis, Cummings Join My Therapist Said This Was A Good Idea At Joe's Pub 8/29
It's been over a decade since their therapists told them to work out their neuroses on stage, resulting in a show that captured the imaginations of the more than 20 people there. Now NY theater vet Jessica Almasy and former MTV Hits star Dorian Davis enlist a few friends to help them finish the healing in My Therapist Said This Was A Good Idea, a cabaret at Joe's Pub on Sunday, August 29 at 9:30 p.m.
Just added to the show are taped interviews with TV and theater actor Peter Friedman (Brooklyn Bridge, Ragtime), Broadway's Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Alex Ringler (West Side Story) and comedian Max Alexander (Punchline, Forgetting Sarah Marshall). Broadway Speaks OUT's Marti Gould Cummings, David Singletary and theater director Ryan J. Davis (Broadway Beauty Pageant) also appear.
Almasy, a consummate theatre actress touring internationally, is the recipient of three Fringe Firsts with the TEAM and two Audie Awards, in '08 and '10. A Second Year Acting teacher at NYU (Drama, BFA '02), she's writing with Jake Margolin and Nick Vaughn her first full length text for HERE's upcoming Marriage: I.
Davis (NYU Drama, BFA '02) starred on MTV's series MTV Hits before heading to CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism (MFA '07). He teaches Journalism I and II at Marymount Manhattan College. Cohost of BlogTV's Broadway Speaks OUT podcast with Cummings and Singletary, he last appeared in Gorgeous Entertainment's News to Me at The Actors' Playhouse.
My Therapist Said This Was A Good Idea takes radical treatment to a whole new level in a 50-minute musical sprint to wellness. "I have low expectations," said one of the random people the pair interviewed for their press kit in the absence of a legitimate critic, "but I think it can barely surpass them."
$15 tickets are available by phone at 212-967-7555, online at JoesPub.com or in person at The Public Theater Box Office from 1-6 p.m. or at the Joe's Pub Box Office 6-10 p.m., both located at 425 Lafayette St. Seating, as well as standing-room, is available on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a table reservation. To reserve a table, call: 212-539-8778. A two-drink minimum is standard.