The Civilians Present LET ME ASCERTAIN YOU: Crime, USA 11/4

By: Oct. 22, 2010
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The Civilians (Steven Cosson, Artistic Director), the award-winning Brooklyn-based theatre company known for projects investigating real life topics, presents Let Me Ascertain You: Crime, USA (Key West, New York City), part of an ongoing series of cabaret performance at Joe's Pub. The November 4th performance at 9:30 PM is dedicated to the world of crime in the United States.

Conceived and directed by Alix Lambert (HBO's John From Cincinnati), Crime, USA is The Civilians' investigation into the world of crime in the United States, which began one year ago in residency at The Studios Of Key West, in Key West, Florida - Mile Zero. Civilians' artists will introduce
the audience to characters interviewed in Key West and New York City, including criminals, cops, employees of the FBI and DOJ, pawnshop workers, experts on serial killers, crime writers, former gang members, and one man named Monkey Tom. Award-winning R&B band, Scrapomatic, and Civilians' artists will perform original songs. Don't miss this first staging of The Civilians' investigation into the world of crime, an examination that will continue on into other American cities.

Performers: Matt Maher (Obie Award Winner), Maria Dizzia (Tony Nominee, In
The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play), Frank Harts, and Brandon Miller.
Musicians: Scrapomatic, Mike Mattison (2010 Grammy for Contemporary Blues
Album of the Year), Paul Olsen, Dave York.

Let Me Ascertain You: Crime, USA, November 4th, 2010 at 9:30 PM Joe's Pub at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette St.

Online at, Phone 212-967-7555, In Person At The Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM), or at the Joe's Pub Box Office from (6 PM to 10 PM) both located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC

For table reservations please call 212-539-8778. Purchase of tickets does NOT guarantee a table reservation; you must call to reserve seats. Seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a dinner reservation. Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard.

Founded in 2001 by Steven Cosson, The Civilians has created twelve original works that have been produced Off Broadway and in over 40 cities nationally and internationally, at theaters such as The Public TheaterCenter Theatre Group, La Jolla Playhouse, A.R.T., HBO's US Comedy
Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival, London's Soho Theatre, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Fringe First Award, 2006). The company's recent work, This Beautiful City enjoyed a critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway run at the Vineyard Theater in 2009 receiving Lucille Lortel,
Drama League and Drama Desk nominations. Gone Missing ran for seven months at Off-Broadway's Barrow Street Theater and was cited by The New York Times as one of the "10 Best Plays of 2007." The Civilians received an Obie in 2004 in recognition of its accomplishments in its first two seasons of work.

In addition to Let Me Ascertain You and the In the Footprint, The Civilians is deeply involved in its new work, The Great Immensity, a play with music using a fictional narrative to talk about the environment and the future of our planet.

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