Internationally Acclaimed TILDA SWINTON... Comedy Returns To NYC For Limited Run April 18
After scoring with critics and audiences alike in LA, New York, London and Edinburgh, Byron Lane's absurd comedy Tilda Swinton ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGS LIST* returns to New York for a limited engagement. Directed by Tom Detrinis (Bright Colors and Bold Patterns), it stars Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Rock of Ages on Broadway) as Tilda Swinton and co-stars Byron Lane, Jayne Entwistle (Feud, Desperate Housewives) and Mark Jude Sullivan (Pan Am). Performances run April 18 - 28 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.
In Tilda Swinton ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGS LIST*, an isolated and aimless gay man with a "roommate wanted" ad on Craigs list finds his life, family, and relationship flipped upside down when the ad is answered by effusive and other-worldly actress Tilda Swinton (Tom Lenk) who demands she be allowed to study and dissect his sad life for her next big movie role. The two very different personalities clash immediately as things get hysterically chaotic and surprisingly cathartic. Tilda Swinton ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGS LIST* is an absurd must-see comedy about life with one of the galaxy's greatest living actors.
Byron Lane wrote and stars in "Last Will & Testicle," an award-winning web series called "fearless" by Cosmopolitan magazine about his tryst with testicular cancer. He wrote, produced, and stars in the feature film comedy "Herpes Boy," which won several festival awards including Best Comedy at Comic Con and an Audience Award from Austin Film Festival. His web series pitch "Gay Divorce" was a finalist in Project Greenlight's See Yourself contest. He's a former personal assistant to Carrie Fisher, won a regional Emmy at his former day job as a writer for local TV news, and he and his boyfriend have a rescue dog named "Tildaswinton." Stalk him at ByronLane.com.
Tom Lenk is a SAG Award winning actor, known for his work on Joss Whedon projects - "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," its spin-off "Angel," and the movies Cabin in the Woods and Much Ado About Nothing. He can also be seen in the films Argo, Transformers, and the much-anticipated Girls Will Be Girls sequel. Other television credits include "Transparent," "Zac & Mia," "Room 104," "Fresh Off The Boat," "Good Girls Revolt," "I Like You Just The Way I am," "Episodes," "Witches of East End," "How I Met Your Mother," "House M.D.," "Psych," "Greek," "Nip/Tuck," and "Six Feet Under." On stage, Tom starred as Alex Moore in Buyer and Cellar at Pittsburgh Public Theater and Hartford Theaterworks, Franz in both the Broadway and original Los Angeles casts of Rock of Ages, Duncan Trask in the critically acclaimed West Coast Premiere of Book of Liz and his solo show Lenk Lewk Live! at Birdland. He regularly performs in L.A. with Gravid Water at UCB, Mortified, 30 Minute Musicals, The Gale at The Groundlings, and "Unauthorized Musical Parodies" at Rockwell (Scream, Home Alone, Hocus Pocus). His comedy "Nerdgasm" is available on Amazon. Recently profiled by the prestigious New York Times Style Section, Tom's "Lenk Lewk For Less" photos and videos have gone viral with 100's of millions of views and legions fans on Instagram @tommylenk.
JAYNE ENTWISTLE is an award-winning audiobook narrator and avid improviser. She has swanned across screens both big and small in titles such as; Feud: Bette and Joan, The Good Place, You're the Worst, Maron, Big Love and Desperate Housewives.
Mark Jude Sullivan is a regular in L.A. theatre with credits including Good Grief (CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre), Immediate Family (CTG's Mark Taper Forum), Casa Valentina (Pasadena Playhouse), Act One, Amadeus, The Whipping Man, The Liar and Romeo and Juliet (LA Theatre Works), Private Eyes, Lobby Hero and Betrayal (InHouse Theatre), and Mary's Wedding (Malibu Playhouse). In NY, Mark's credits include To Be or Not To Be (Manhattan Theatre Club), The Dining Room (Keen Company - Drama Desk Award), Surface to Air (Symphony Space). Film: Bear With Us. TV: YouTube Red's Sing It!, ABC's Pan Am, CBS's As The World Turns.
Tom Detrinis' recent theatre credits include Charles Busch's Die, Mommie, Die! (Celebration Theater, Kirk Douglas Theater), Bright Colors and Bold Patterns (associate producer/understudy at SoHo Playhouse, Barrow Street Theatre, Celebration), 16+ productions as founding producing director with LA based parody company - 30 Minute Musicals, Producer on 3 original works with the Iama Theatre Company. TV: Switched at Birth, Community, 90210, Mighty Med, Greek. Film: Squirrel, Edgar Allen Poe's Murder Mystery Party, The Case of the Guilded Lily, Broken Vows. For more info, visit detrinis.com or @detrinis on insta.
Tilda Swinton ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGS LIST* runs April 18-20 & 25-28 at 7pm. The Laurie Beechman Theater inside West Bank Cafe (407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2 & 3 trains at 42nd Street). Tickets are $24 for general admission and $35 for VIP tickets that include priority seating and a photo with "Tilda." Please note that there is also a $20 food/drink minimum at all performances. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.