The PIT Presents Live Shot-For-Shot Reenactment of Jurassic Park, 9/15-23

Following the highly successful and critically acclaimed run of Chiara Atik's Women at The Peoples Improv Theater (NY Times Critic's Pick), The PIT has announced its newest theatrical comedy: Hold On To Your Butts, a LIVE shot-for-shot remake of Jurassic Park, performed by just two actors and a foley artist September 15-23.

Performances are:

Monday, September 15th - 7PM
Tuesday, September 16th - 8PM
Saturday, September 20th - 11PM
Monday, September 22nd - 9:30PM
Tuesday, September 23rd - 7PM


Tickets: $10 Online // $12 Door // $1 Students

"I'm thrilled to continue developing new and exciting work at the intersection of improv, sketch, and traditional theater," says PIT Artistic Director Kevin Laibson.

We all have our nostalgia flick: one movie that blew our pre-adolescent minds with its epic story, special effects, and iconic score. For these artists who grew up in the 90s, that movie is Jurassic Park, which has remained the gold standard of dinosaur flicks for the past twenty years. Part spoof, part tribute, this highly theatrical version will be intensely physical, imaginative, and silly, using only specific costume pieces and rudimentary props to recreate iconic moments from the film.

Performances will be at The Peoples Improv Theater (Striker Stage) on Monday, September 15th at 7PM, Tuesday, September 16th at 8PM, Saturday, September 20th at 11PM, Monday, September 22nd at 9:30PM, and Tuesday, September 23rd and 7PM. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $1 for students. Tickets are available at and at the door. The Peoples Improv Theater is located at 123 E 24th St in New York, NY. For more information, visit

Nick Abeel (Writer/Performer) has performed at UCB, 59E59, the Duplex, the Denver Center and the Kennedy Center. He's developed new work with Manhattan Theatre Club, NY Stage and Film, Partial Comfort, Primary Stages, The Lark, New Georges, and EST/Youngblood. He's also a voice over artist with the Spoken Layer and can be heard on Time Magazine's new smartphone app. Nick does trapeze with Fight or Flight Theatre Company and recently became the newest member of Broken Box Mime Theater. In October, Nick will head upstate to Geva Theatre to play Stevie in Good People.

Kelsey Didion (Foley Artist) BS: University of Evansville, MFA: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has performed at the Studio Theatre/Theatre Row, PlayMakers Repertory Company, and the Chautauqua Theatre Company. She has developed work with the New Harmony Project, Amios, the Group Lab, and is a teaching apprentice with the Miller Voice Method Studio. She is also a certified vinyasa yoga teacher.

Kristin McCarthy Parker (Director) is Queens-based. Recent work includes Bears (59E59), Infinite Variety (HERE's Sublet Series), kumrads won't at FringeNYC (winner of an Overall Excellence Award), and a reading of Don Nguyen's Hello, Children of the Planet Earth. She has developed and directed countless new plays through Amios' Shotz! with writers Lindsay Joy, Erin Mallon, Mat Smart, and Sevan K. Greene. Assistantships include Ed Iskandar (The Mysteries), Michael Greif (Far From Heaven), and Trip Cullman (Choir Boy). Kristin is a graduate of The University of Evansville.

Allyson Morgan (Associate Producer) is an actress, writer, producer, Columbus, Ohio native, and graduate of The Ohio State University. In addition, she is currently the Associate Director of the Waterwell Summer Theater Lab and founder /Executive Director of film and theatre collective F*It Club. Most recently, she has been seen onstage with F*It Club, Amios, EST/Youngblood, Studio 42, NY Fringe Festival and New York Theatre Experiment, and in recurring roles last season on "Hostages" and "Law and Order: SVU." Additionally, she was just named one of five winners in the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series; her short film Need For Speed (Dating) premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014. More at & @allysonm.

Kyle Schaefer (Writer/Performer) Founding member of the Group Lab. NEW YORK: True Love, Ivanov, Plunge, A Christmas Carol. REGIONAL: Tosca Café (Canadian Tour), The Tosca Project (ACT, World Premiere), Candide (BTF), Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (WTF Workshop), White Christmas (Arkansas Rep). BS: University of Evansville. MFA: American Conservatory Theater.

The Peoples Improv Theater strives to entertain and educate the community about the comedic arts in a safe and nurturing environment. The PIT is composed of three elements: a school that focuses on the craft of improvisation, an eclectic variety of electives, and an unparalleled professional writing program; a theater that presents original comedic shows seven nights a week; and a corporate and educational workshop program that offers team building, leadership, and business training.

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