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Photo Flash: First Look at Jason O'Connell in THE DORK KNIGHT at Abingdon Theatre Company

Abingdon Theatre Company kicks off 2017 with a limited engagement of THE DORK KNIGHT, a new play written and performed by Jason O'Connell (star of Bedlam's recent Off-Broadway hit Sense and Sensibility) about his complicated relationship with the Caped Crusader. Performances run through January 29, as part of Abingdon's new Second Stage Series featuring immediate and immersive new works. Artistic Director Tony Speciale is set to direct, with the official press opening scheduled for January 17. BroadwayWorld has a first look at O'Connell onstage below!

A look into one man's obsession with movies about another man's obsession with dressing up like a rodent and punching people, THE DORK KNIGHT traces the ups and downs of actor Jason O'Connell's personal and professional life as seen through the prism of his love/hate relationship with the Batman movies.

Featuring numerous "cameos" from the bat-voices in O'Connell's head, THE DORK KNIGHT is a trip down cinematic memory lane that begins with the 1989 Michael Keaton blockbuster, and strolls past George Clooney's bat-nipples, Christian Bale's bat-growl, and a couple of iconic Jokers en route to (sigh) Batfleck.O'Connell's funny, intimate memoir demonstrates how one's "inner geek" can guide and inspire in good times and in bad.

THE DORK KNIGHT runs at Abingdon Theatre Company's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets are $25. Visit abingdontheatre.org or call 212-352-3101.

Photo Credit: Ben Strothmann

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Photo Flash: First Look at Jason O'Connell in THE DORK KNIGHT at Abingdon Theatre Company
Jason O'Connell in THE DORK KNIGHT

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason O'Connell in THE DORK KNIGHT at Abingdon Theatre Company
Jason O'Connell in THE DORK KNIGHT

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason O'Connell in THE DORK KNIGHT at Abingdon Theatre Company
Jason O'Connell in THE DORK KNIGHT

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason O'Connell in THE DORK KNIGHT at Abingdon Theatre Company
Jason O'Connell in THE DORK KNIGHT

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason O'Connell in THE DORK KNIGHT at Abingdon Theatre Company
Jason O'Connell in THE DORK KNIGHT

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason O'Connell in THE DORK KNIGHT at Abingdon Theatre Company
Jason O'Connell in THE DORK KNIGHT

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason O'Connell in THE DORK KNIGHT at Abingdon Theatre Company
Jason O'Connell in THE DORK KNIGHT



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