Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope Comes To Feinstein's/54 Below
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Mark Farrelly in Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope on 29th and 30th January 2019 at 7pm. West End actor Mark Farrelly (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) brings his hugely-acclaimed solo play Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope to Feinstein's/54 Below direct from a major UK tour for its first ever American performances. Naked Hope magically brings back to life one of the most memorable wits of the twentieth century. Quentin Crisp (1908 - 1999) spent years in London being beaten because of his sexuality, and famously never cleaned his flat because "after the first four years the dust doesn't get any worse." When portrayed by John Hurt in landmark film The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin became a star, moved to America, and was embraced as the original Englishman In New York, immortalized in the hit song by Sting. Naked Hope depicts Quentin's life in London and New York, recreating the legendary An Evening With Quentin Crisp. Expect laughter, pathos, and deep truth in this uplifting salute to the courage of the human spirit to be itself... no matter what they say.
Mark Farrelly in Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on 29th and 30th January 2019. There is a $35-$45 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
Mark Farrelly is a highly acclaimed actor and writer based in London. A graduate of Cambridge University, his many West End credits include Nick in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Trafalgar Studios). His first solo play as writer / performer was The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton, chronicling the tempestuous life of the author of Rope and Gaslight. It received rave reviews, with The Times commenting "You won't be able to take your eyes off this magnetic actor Mark Farrelly". The show has toured the UK ever since. Farrelly's follow up, Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope, is a much-praised portrait of the legendary wit and survivor. Opening at the Off-West End St. James's Theatre, it has toured extensively across the UK, with Time Out London commenting "Farrelly's mastery of his audience is total". The opening night at 54 Below will be the 100th performance. 2019 sees another major UK tour of both solo plays, and the debut of a new show, a study of controversial film maker Derek Jarman.
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music and has set a new standard for culinary excellence worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage.
In their description of the venue, The New York Times writes, "Feinstein's/54 Below has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat in the house. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs."
Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$105. 54Below.com/Feinsteins