BABA Adds Third Show at United Solo Festival

The Fifth Annual United Solo Theatre Festival presents the World Premiere of Baba, written and performed by Alex Mahgoub at Theatre Row Studio Theatre. After the first two shows sold-out, a third show has been added on Sunday, October 20th. Armando Merlo directs.

Murder, drugs, bisexuality and New York City real estate all in one show? After his dad passes away, Alex struggles to become a "man" without his father's presence. Alex tells the honest, vulnerable, and funny story about how one boy rose from being a fat nerd with glasses to an elite real estate broker in New York City.

Playwright/performer, Alex Mahgoub discussed how his solo show came about, "A good friend of mine, Armando Merlo, performed a solo show that really blew me away. It was funny, engaging, creative, touching, and thoroughly enjoyable. Theater that touches the heart and showcases the human condition - to me is always the most powerful (and usually most rare). I was inspired by Armando and began taking workshop classes with Matt Hoverman in his Go-Solo program. I wasn't sure what story I would tell, but I felt inside that I had something to share. After a few weeks of classes a story developed. And the story was very powerful for me, and many of my friends - and even strangers - responded to the show in such a way, that I felt that it was important to continue to develop and share."

Performances take place at Theatre Row/Studio Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues) New York, NY 10036. Subways: A/C/E to 42nd Street. Tickets are $19.25 (including a $1.25 theatre restoration charge) and are available at the Theatre Row box office, or at 212-239-6200 - www.telecharge.com .



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