Ophira Eisenberg Brings LEAVING A MARK to Bucks County Playhouse
Ophira Eisenberg (host of NPR's "Ask Me Another") returns to Bucks County Playhouse for a one-night only performance on April 6 at 8 p.m. "Leaving A Mark" will also feature cameo performances from acclaimed storytellers Mike Albo and Michaela Murphy. Tickets are $30 are available at BucksCountyPlayhouse.org or (215) 862-2121.
Ophira Eisenberg, storyteller, comedian and frequent performer at The Moth, leads the audience through this imaginative and funny examination about the marks and scars life experiences can leave behind; especially the ones that make us who we are. "Leaving A Mark" explores themes of identity, and the journey between broken and whole.
Ophira was part of the WORD OF MOUTH: WHOOPS storytelling event in September 2018. WORD OF MOUTH performances are part of Bucks County Playhouse's educational programming and feature an evening of stories that take place in the intimate cabaret setting of Lambertville Hall. The performers are some of the best storytellers from New York City's most popular storytelling shows including The Moth, The Liar Show, R!SK, Cake and many more.
"We are thrilled to bring Ophira to the Playhouse and excited to include her remarkable show as a part of our Visiting Artist series. I have had the great pleasure of performing with Ophira for the past 15 years in a variety of storytelling shows including The Moth, The Liar Show, and RISK! She is not only a favorite storyteller among storytellers, her easy rapport as a popular host has made her a standout for both audiences and guests on her show," said Michaela Murphy, Director of Education.
ABOUT THE STORYTELLERS:
Ophira Eisenberg is a Canadian-born standup comedian and writer. She hosts NPR's nationally syndicated comedy, trivia show "Ask Me Another" where she interviews and plays silly games with Sir Patrick Stewart, Awkwafina, Roxanne Gay, Terry Crews, Jessica Walter, Josh Groban, Nick Kroll, Tony Hawk, George Takei, Sasha Velour, Ethan Hawke, Julia Stiles, Lewis Black, Uzo Aruba, Michael C. Hall and more.
She has appeared on Comedy Central, "This Week At The Comedy Cellar," The New Yorker Festival, Kevin Hart's "LOL Network," HBO's "Girls," "Gotham Live," "The Late Late Show," "The Today Show," and VH-1. Selected as one of New York Magazine's "Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny," and featured in the New York Times as a skilled comedian and storyteller with a "bleakly stylish" sense of humor, Ophira is also a regular host and teller with The Moth. Her stories have also been included in two of The Moth's best-selling collections. Ophira's own comedic memoir, Screw Everyone: "Sleeping My Way to Monogamy" was optioned for a feature film. Her comedy special "Inside Joke" is available on Amazon and iTunes.
Mike Albo is a writer, performer and humorist. His solo shows include "Spermhood: Diary of a Donor" and "The Junket," both directed by David Schweizer. "The Junket" ran off Broadway at the Lynn Redgrave Theater in 2014. He is the author of the novels "Hornito" (HarperCollins) and "The Underminer" (Bloomsbury, co-written with Virginia Heffernan) as well as the e-books "Spermhood" and "The Junket." He is also a part of the long-running comedy trio, "Unitard," which has a continuing residency at Joe's Pub in New York City. Selections of his work appear in "Extreme Exposure: An Anthology Of Solo Performance Texts From The Twentieth Century" (ed. by Jo Bonney). Albo has written for the New York Times, The New Yorker, TED, and numerous other magazines and websites, as well as served as a host, emcee and live interviewer for many organizations including The Hamptons Film Festival, The Moth and the PEN World Literary Festival.
Michaela Murphy is a writer, playwright, storyteller and teacher. Her stories have been featured on NPR, Off-Broadway (Second Stage Theater), The Moth Mainstage (NYC and National Tours) and Peabody Award winning The Moth Radio Hour, The Liar Show, RISK! and TEDx, the Clinton White House and in The New Yorker. She is formerly the Director of Education at Second Stage Theater and was a guest Artistic Director for several of The 52nd Street Project replications (Navajo and Chippewa Nations). Michaela is a Co-Founder of "L!FE: Leadership Fueled by Entrepreneur-ism" (Detroit, NYC), an education platform for High School students, and was Director of the Entrepreneurs-in-Training program at Barnard College. She is currently Director of Education at Bucks County Playhouse, continues to perform her stories and consults as a speech writer and coach to thought-leaders, entrepreneurs and C-level executives.
Please visit www.buckscountyplayhouse.org or call the box office at 215.862.2121 to purchase tickets.