Irreverent Solo Show About Hipster's Decision to Be a Dad
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The last date listed for The Last of the Knotts was Saturday May 17, 2014 / 7:00pm.
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Featured review from Renee Philippi
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Doug Knott’s “Last of the Knotts” is a solo-performance, a novella come to life, and as in many novellas, it is a character’s journey to discover himself. Doug, our character, is on a quest to define himself as a man different from his Father. This leads him to believe that he does not want children. Our hero is not compelled by his Father; he is focused on the children he has not had, the Father he will not become. The long poem/dramatic monologue contemplates what gives and takes life, and who has the right to decide. Like all beliefs that our parents have instilled in us, Doug is not quite sure if his disbelief in family and children is the right belief. He questions it, but in the end, he cannot escape his decisions. The bittersweet story asks us to think about what it is that is handed down from parents to children, and is that more important than the act of giving life? Doug unties the knots in his heart in front of us, bravely and honestly, so that we can all laugh and untie a few of our own knots.
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Check out the stellar Goldstar member reviews from this show’s prior runs.
“Raw, fluid and eloquently quirky. … Equal parts William S. Burroughs and saxophone. … A tickling, touching portrait of considerable reach andimpact.” —Los Angeles Times
About the Ticket Supplier: SoHo Playhouse
Under the new management of Darren Lee Cole and Faith Mulvihill, the newly renovated SoHo Playhouse continues to serve the downtown theater community as an historic 199 seat Off Broadway venue. The Huron Club below is an intimate 55 seat cabaret and bar steeped in the history of Old New York.
The SoHo Playhouse stands on land that was once Richmond Hill, a colonial mansion that served as headquarters for General George Washington and later home to Aaron Burr. Purchased from Burr in 1817, the land was then developed into federalist-style row houses by fur magnate John Jacob Astor.
15 Van Dam Street, was designated at the Huron Club, a popular meeting house and night club for the Democratic Party. The turn of the century brought the Tammany Hall machine to the Huron Club. Prominent regulars included “Battery” Dan Finn and the infamous Jimmy “Beau James” Walker, known as “The night Mayor” due to his predilection for jazz clubs and chorus girls.
The main floor was transformed into a theater in the 1920’s, and in the 60’s operated as the Village South, home to Playwrights Unit Workshop under the direction of Edward Albee. It was on this stage that Mr. Albee produced many first works of Terrance Mcnally, John Guare, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shephard, AR Gurney and Leroi Jones.