Paul Scott Goodman's Son of a Stand Up Comedian: A True Story in Song
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It's 1943 and a group of prisoners is heading from occupied France to Buchenwald concentration camp when an explosion derails the train. Guy de Bonheur, an actor, seizes the opportunity to convince the guards to let him escape. How? By performing Arabian Nights to prove that his plays are not subversive, and he doesn't deserve to be rounded up. Of course, with all of his other actors gone, he'll have to play all the roles himself. And in The Thousandth Night Guy, played by Marcus Kyd, does just that. Written by Carol Wolf, The Thousandth Night is a remarkable blend of comedy and tragedy, not to mention a feat of character acting by the lone performer. Tuesday and Wednesday performances also feature a post-show Talkback. Learn More
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This one-man music and monologue show by a Jewish Scottish 50+-ish rock 'n roller is great fun. It is far from perfect; pacing and lighting/setting could have been improved and he has a serviceable singing voice. But his lyrics are poetical and his poetry is lyrical and his ability to find the funny and wise is dead on. Go!
_Son of a Stand Up Comedian _
By Paul Scott Goodman and Miriam Gordon
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Paul Scott Goodman tells his story of living and surviving as an artist, lover and ultimately a father in the searing hot summer of Manhattan 1988. Goodman’s songs tell a story of love and hope with wry wit and uncompromising honesty, capturing the unique sights and sounds, challenges and complexities of life as a songwriter and performer in New York City.