SoHo Playhouse to Host NY Debut of JAMES & JAMESY IN THE DARK
Comedians James & Jamesy reach new heights of hilarity and depths of profundity with their production James & Jamesy in the Dark, directed by David MacMurray Smith beginning performances September 12 through October 14; opening night Sunday, September 16 at 7pm at the at the historic SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street). Tickets are $39 and can be purchased by visiting SoHoPlayhouse.com or by calling (212) 691-1555.
From the darkness of an unlit stage, two strangers meet, each with a chair and what appears to be the same task to complete: place the chair, then leave. Their encounter in this inky limbo disrupts their awareness of self and purpose, propelling them headfirst into an exhilarating discourse of understandings and misunderstandings.
With masterful physicality and quick-witted wordplay, James & Jamesy conjure answers to the age-old questions 'Who are we?' and 'Why are we here?' The result is laugh-out-loud hilarious and surprisingly illuminating.
Performed entirely in darkness, the only light originates from custom-built, illuminated costumes. CBC praises this theatrical ingenuity, describing it as "watching two big imaginative kids in a tent with flashlights, as they bring to life a whole world and invite you to step inside."
"I have been hearing about James & Jamesy for some time and I finally had a chance to get into one of their shows to see them in Florida in a sold out 350 seat theatre. From the moment they stepped on the stage I knew this was something special. I am so thrilled to be able to introduce New York to the artistry of James & Jamesy."' SoHo Playhouse's Darren Lee Cole
About James & Jamesy
Since 2012, James & Jamesy have been fearlessly embodied by Aaron Malkin as James and Alastair Knowles as Jamesy. Together with director David MacMurray Smith, they create award-winning performances that blend theatre, physical comedy, and dance to take audiences on fantastical trips of the imagination.
Touring annually, James & Jamesy shows have sold over 60,000 tickets and been performed over 500 times across Canada, the United States, and the UK.