SHUT UP, SIT DOWN & EAT Set for Off-Broadway Run at Players Theatre, 10/3-23
Four of New York's most sought-after stand-up comedians present SHUT UP, SIT DOWN & EAT, the hit comedy making its Off-Broadway debut after sold-out performances at The Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. Eve Brandstein directs Eric Tartaglione (Othello, That Championship Season, NBC's "Last Comic Standing"), Joe Moffa (Blue Bloods, Carlito's Way), Tina Giorgi (Falling Up, "The Late Late Show," "Comics Unleashed," "Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn") and Chris Monty (PBS's "The Business of Comedy," Biloxi Blues). Eight performances will be held at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street in the West Village, NYC from October 3-23, 2013.
SHUT UP, SIT DOWN & EAT, a.k.a. "Stai zitto siediti e mangia," is the hilarious journey of emotional dysfunction - Italian Style! When four impatient Italian Americans show up for a group therapy session where the therapist never shows, they decide to take their issues into their own hands. Get ready - they are going to talk about it all, sharing their true feelings about work, love, relationships, and growing up in their Italian families. If you are tired of the typical and really need a good belly laugh, come enjoy the roller coaster ride of laughter, insight and revelation.
SHUT UP, SIT DOWN & EAT is America's first plomedy, written by four outstanding New York comedians Tartaglione, Moffa, Giorgi and Monty with Tom Ingegno. Conceived over pizza and wine, born on a Comedy Club stage, and raised in casinos & theatres, the production has matured with this long-awaited Off Broadway New York City run. The cast has performed over 75 times at a multitude of diverse venues, including Governor's Comedy Club on Long Island, a sold out show at The Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, extended runs at The State Room in Albany, a two year contract with Laugh Out Loud Productions for Senior matinee shows and even a Hurricane Sandy fundraiser. The popularity has grown and the audiences have returned again and again.
"You must see this play! I've seen it three times and each time it felt like I was seeing it for the first time. I am going back again, the play is Hilarious. The cast is Wonderful." -- Danny Aiello, Actor
Eve Brandstein (director) has been a major studio executive, a producer, a director, a writer/creator, and a casting director. Her decade-long association with Norman Lear has earned her the reputation as one of the foremost casting directors in Hollywood. Her theatrical credits include productions with Manhattan Theater Club, The Provincetown Playhouse and the Los Angeles Public Theater. www.evebrandsteinproductions.com
A new word coined by the company and accepted into The Urban Dictionary, a Plomedy is a theatrical event that blends the wit of stand-up comedy and the intensity of a one-man show presented in an innovative play format by professional comedians.
Eight performances for SHUT UP, SIT DOWN & EAT will be held as follows: Thursday, October 3rd @ 8pm; Wednesday, October 9th @ 7pm; Wednesday, October 16th @ 2pm; Tuesday, October 22nd @ 7pm; Wednesday, October 23rd @ 7pm; and Sundays: October 6th, 13th, and 20th @ 3pm.