Erin Markey to Bring DELETED SCENES FROM FUN HOME to The Duplex

Erin Markey to Bring DELETED SCENES FROM FUN HOME to The Duplex

What happens when a heartbreaking, hilarious Broadway musical is ever-so-lovingly hijacked by one of its fans and set loose amid her own humiliating accounts of sexual discovery? If you're really lucky what happens is Deleted Scenes From Fun Home, an intimate comedy hour by Erin Markey - touted as a "fantastically weird" Top Ten Downtown Cabaret Artist in Time Out New York - who returns to the Duplex with this show of original and borrowed songs inspired by her obsession with the beloved Broadway musical.

As Markey tells it, every day after Fun Home rehearsals at the Public Theater, she would steal into the show's studio using her long, beautiful hair to disguise herself as not-a-lesbian. She gathered the pages that had been tossed carelessly to the stage floor, rejected from the musical's final edit, and upon reading them realized that the show's creators had originally intended to include scenes spookily familiar to Markey --thinly veiled, laugh-out-loud interpretations of her own childhood struggles, including the humiliatingly X-rated stand-up routines performed by her Aunt Jan. These "lost scenes" were so compelling, Markey concluded that their omission must have been a mistake on Lisa Kron's part. And being the consummate artist she is ("Good artists copy, great artists steal" - Pablo Picasso) Markey decided to capitalize on the oversight and assemble the material into its own never-before-seen evening of unclassifiable, unforgettable hilarity.

Location + Directions:

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street (@ 7th Avenue) A/B/C/D/E/F/M train to West 4th Street or No. 1 train to Christopher Street.

$15 Ticket in Advance + 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre.

$18 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) + 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre.

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About Erin Markey

Erin Markey is a comedic writer/performer, actress and singer who has shown work at BAM, Under The Radar Festival, New Museum, PS 122, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, New York Comedy Festival, San Francisco Film Society, and frequently at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater. Her new musical, A Ride On The Irish Cream, will premiere at Abrons Arts Center in January 2016.

About Director Elena Heyman

Elena Heyman is an NYC director. Credits include: The Traveling Imaginary, a nationally touring, theatrical rock show featuring Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel) and rated in the "top five shows of the year" by NPR; The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence (Brown Univ.); May 39th (The Drama League); The Sun Experiment (Helikon Rep); and Oh Liza (Auntie Productions, Elena has collaborated on new work by Madeleine George, Lucy Thurber and Sibyl Kempson. She is Co-Artistic Director of The Orbiting Human Circus, a graduate of Northwestern and Boston Universities (MFA), and a Drama League Directing Fellow.

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