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Long Story Short - 2010 - Off-Broadway

$25 – $65

Comically channeling the demise of every great world empire, Colin Quinn (SNL) takes the audience through an uproarious history of the world in 75 minutes. From his personification of Caesar as the original Italian mobster to his depiction of the pizza-ordering styles of imperialists and colonialists, Quinn is at his satirical best, taking on the attitudes, appetites and habits that toppled the world’s most powerful nations. Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, Long Story Short proves that throughout human history, the joke has always been on us.


Running Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes, with no intermission

Theatres at 45 Bleecker/Bleecker Street Theatre

(New York, NY)
45 Bleecker St.

Long Story Short Off-Broadway Cast


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