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CONFIDENCE MEN with guest Tom Purcell

PostPosted: January 14th, 2015, 5:58 pm
by The Institution Theater


Legendary American playwright David Mamet has a certain way with language–rapid fire dialogue, unfinished sentences, meaningful pauses, raucous cursing, jazz symphonic rhythms . . . meanwhile, Confidence Men: Improvised Mamet have a certain way of lifting that style and making it their own. In the realm of improvised theatre. Every show is a wild testosterone-fueled romp of comedy that can turn deadly serious at the drop of a hat. These six acclaimed and dishonorable menschen will sell you a plot of fuck yes in a two-act play made off the cuffs of their three-piece suits. And, yes, there will be a 45-second musical intermission.

CONFIDENCE MEN is Chris Allen, Tom Booker, Jeff Britt, Michael Ferstenfeld, Troy Miller and Asaf Ronen. Joining them for this one-off will be Tom Purcell whose credits include Grounded for Life, Cosby, and The Colbert Report, where he also served as Executive Producer. Prior to that, he wrote and acted in a ton of corporate industrials, sold material to The National Lampoon, and once wrote dialogue for a talking lawyer doll. As an improviser and monologist, he has appeared with The Second City Touring Company, IO Chicago, IO Los Angeles, UCB, and The PIT in New York. He has taught writing and improvisation at The Second City Training Center, IO Los Angeles, The PIT, and has served as a guest lecturer at Long Island University’s graduate program in television. Ask about his unproduced screenplays and pilots!

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$5 • Jan 16, 2015 @ 8:00pm • The Institution Theater, 3708 Woodbury Drive