This: New American Comedy from Obie-Winner Melissa James Gibson
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The last date listed for This was Monday August 22, 2011 / 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 Paul
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THIS is a wonderful play. The cast did an amazing job with Melissa Gibson's witty and clever dialog.
The set was lovely. We went to a preview performance and all six people in our group were delighted.
One hour and forty-five minutes with no intermission simply flew by.
Quotes & Highlights
- "... beautifully conceived, confidently executed and wholly accessible work, which is not just her finest to date but also the best new play to open Off Broadway this fall." --The New York Times
A new American comedy every bit as poetic as it is honest and revelatory. This captures forty-something life at its most vulnerable in a narrative that charms, shocks and resonates. There is your first adult life full of hope and promise, and then there is your second adult life when an unexpected twist or turn drastically diverts your course. In This, five friends navigate unforeseen circumstances without a road map. Fortunately, they have the insights and words of Melissa James Gibson, who imbues every conversation with rhythm and grace. In her hands language flows effortlessly with both amazing levity and profound weight, sometimes contained in a single word as simple as “this.”
By Melissa James Gibson, Directed by Daniel Aukin, Scenic Design by Louisa Thompson, Costume Design by Jessica Pabst, Lighting Design by Matt Frey, and Original Sound Design by Matt Tierney.