Taking Over, the Acclaimed Solo Show at Kirk Douglas Theatre
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The last date listed for Taking Over was Saturday February 21, 2009 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Kirk Douglas Theatre:
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Work that humbug out with some holiday laughs! Second City alums and veteran Comedy Central writers Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort have dreamed up this new twisted version of A Christmas Carol, infused with hilarious improv sketches and zany characters written specifically for its cast of L.A.-based Second City alumni. Scrooge, Tiny Tim, three ridiculous ghosts and a cast of The Second City's funniest alums take the Kirk Douglas stage by storm, as wicked satire, daring improv and a host of guest celebs run rampant throughout the Victorian streets. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from John F. Beckmann
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A clever but somewhat tiresome expression of the frustration of local residents in Brooklyn to the effects of gentrification in their neighborhood. There were some good laughs and interesting insights, but about 1/2 way through the show we "got the point." It would have been nice had he hit us with something "new" or unexpected. Danny Hoch delivers a talented and memorable performance.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Hard-hitting, riveting, gritty and irresistible." --San Francisco Chronicle
- "The extravagantly talented Mr. Hoch...has been channeling restless souls... [he's] a specialist in placing invisible people in the line of vision of folks who might otherwise never see them." --New York Times
- "In Taking Over, the godfather of hip-hop theater addresses his considerable theatrical gifts to the problem of gentrification, which the fourth-generation New Yorker takes very personally." --Variety
Danny Hoch is an actor, playwright and director whose plays Pot Melting, Some People, and Jails, Hospitals, Hip-Hop have garnered many awards including 2 OBIES, an NEA Solo Theatre Fellowship, Sundance Writers Fellowship, CalArts/Alpert Award In Theatre and a Tennessee Williams Fellowship. His theatre work has toured to 50 U.S. cities and 15 countries. He is a Senior Fellow at the New School’s Vera List Center For Art & Politics and his writings on hip-hop, race and class have appeared in The Village Voice, New York Times, Harper's, The Nation, American Theatre, and various books: Out Of Character, Extreme Exposure, Creating Your Own Monologue and Total Chaos. His book Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop
His writing and acting credits for television and film include Bamboozled, Washington Heights, Prison Song, Some People, Subway Stories, Thin Red Line, Whiteboys, Blackhawk Down, American Splendor, War Of The Worlds, Lucky You, HBO Def Poetry and the film version of Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop. Most recently he appears alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Duvall and Eva Mendes in We Own The Night.
Mr. Hoch founded the Hip-Hop Theater Festival in 2000 which has since presented over 100 Hip-Hop Generation plays from around the globe and now appears annually in New York, Chicago, DC and San Francisco/Oakland. He directed Will Power's hit show Flow at New York Theatre Workshop, as well as the bilingual RepresentaTill The Break Of Dawn at New York’s Abrons Arts Center in 2007. He was the 2007 Sundance Theatre Lab’s Playwright-In-Residence and was awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship for Drama. His new play Taking Over, about gentrification will open at New York City’s Public Theater in November 2008. is in its second printing by Villard Books/Random House. at the the SFIAF, and his own