The Insights & Revelations Performance Series
world-class artists…up close and personal
Announces the Return of
THE LIAR SHOW
more lies, more t-shirts
The Insights & Revelations Performance Series, now in residence at The Emelin Theatre of Mamaroneck for the 2009/2010 season, announces its November 19th, 8:00 p.m. presentation.
4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies. The Liar Show features New York’s most celebrated storytellers telling stories that will make you laugh, make you think, or just make you glad you’re not them. But listen carefully because one of these people is making it all up. Audience members interrogate the tellers and cast their vote for the Liar. Winners receive a Liar t-shirt. Featuring James Braly (NPR, Life In A Marital Institution), Martin Dockery (Wanderlust), Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central), and Steve Osborne (NYPD Gang Squad Lieutenant). Hosted by Andy Christie (who?).
A discussion on the art of storytelling and reception with Christie and the storytellers follows the performance.
Click Here for a Preview: The Liar Show trailer
“I am excited to have The Liar Show return to our Series, where it was an enormous success in 2007 – and we are bringing back some old favorite storytellers, as well as those that will become favorites!” stated Anna Becker, founding producer of The Insights & Revelations Performance Series. “I am particularly glad to have such an eclectic mix of storytellers this time around- from a former NYPD Gang Squad Lieutenant telling tales of life on the beat, to accomplished storyteller James Braly who has performed his monologues to critical acclaim off-Broadway, to award-winning Comedy Central comedian Ophira Eisenberg, to Martin Dockery, an extemporaneous (unscripted!) storyteller who was voted the Audience Favorite at the NY Frigid Fest. Mr. Braly has appeared in the series with his monologues, Life In A Marital Institution and The Monthly Nut and Mr. Dockery appeared in Wanderlust; both were met with wild enthusiasm by our audiences.
PERFORMANCE AND TICKET INFORMATION:
Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
The Liar Show | $25
For ticket purchases visit www.emelin.org or call (914) 698-0098.
Visit The Insights & Revelations Series web site for in-depth information Series offerings, as well as artist interviews, theatre-going recommendations and links, and more, at: www.TheDeepEndProductions.org.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
The Liar Show is presented in New York City at The People’s Improv Theater, Comix, the Cornelia Street Café and the DR2 Lounge and was a hit at The 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The shows aren’t literary readings–the performers don’t read, they “tell”–nor are they standup comedy, but the stories are as thoughtfully crafted as literature, and as entertainment, they’re refreshingly direct and funny. And with “Liar” you get to play along. It’s smart AND it’s fun. How odd.
Andy Christie is the the creator and host of “Liar.” He is co-author and illustrator of “I Wasn’t Kidding” (Random House/Ballantine Books) as well as a featured Moth Main Stage storyteller (in New Haven and The Players Club in NYC), and four-time Moth Story Slam champion. His short stories & essays have appeared in The New York Times, literary journals and online (The Distillery; GSU Review; Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood; Dan Kennedy’s Really Small Talk, among others). Please visit www.andychristie.com.
James Braly was called “Never less than excellent” by the NY Times. The only two-time winner of the Moth GrandSlam, he has told his stories on NPR and with The Moth/TNT National Tour. His monologue, Life In A Marital Institution, just completed an extended run Off-Broadway, is now on tour, and there is a film and book in the works. www.JamesBraly.com
Martin Dockery is co-creator of the play C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, which ran on Broadway as The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. His play Oh, That Wily Snake! is being read by university students as part of a McGraw-Hill anthology textbook on literature. The New York Times has called his writing “Fey and fantastic,” Backstage West has called it “deliciously enjoyable,” and the L.A. Weekly has deemed it “compelling . . . entertaining . . . divinely inspired.” His one-person show Wanderlust was presented as part of The Insights & Revelations Performance Series in 2008. A frequent performer in New York’s storytelling scene, he is a record seven-time finalist in The Moth’s bi-annual Storytelling Championship. www.MartinDockery.com
Ophira Eisenberg is a MAC Award Finalist for Best Female Comic, and has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and Fresh Faces of Comedy. She also had her own comedy special on CTV’s Comedy Now! Ophira performs regularly at renowned comedy clubs all over the world and also tours with The Moth, a NYC storytelling phenomenon and is currently featured on the Moth’s Audience Favorites CD. Ophira was selected by BackStage as one of “10 Standout Stand Ups Worth Watching” in their Spotlight on Comedy Issue and hailed as a “Highly Recommended Favorite” by Time Out New York magazine.
Steve Osborne spent 20 years in the NYPD. He retired a lieutenant in the detective bureau, where he was the commanding officer of the Manhattan Gang Squad. He has told hs hair raising stories on stages all over the U.S. He also works as a police procedural consultant for television and film.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
The Deep End Productions, producers of The Insights & Revelations Performance Series (a 2007 Best of Westchester Award-winner), was founded by Series Producer Anna Becker, and is dedicated to presenting world-class, professional artists in an intimate setting. Provocative and inspiring material and audience access to the artistic process are central to The Deep End’s mission. Previous presentations in the Series include Symphony Space’s Thalia Follies: A Political Cabaret, The New Group’s A Spalding Gray Matter, The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s The Tempest, and Classic Stage Company’s open rehearsals of The Merchant of Venice with Ron Leibman and Richard III with Michael Cumpsty. Anna Becker has produced for theatre, television and film for more than 20 years. She served as Theatre Program Director for the New York State Council on the Arts, and as a consultant for the National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, AT&T Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund for the Arts. Becker most recently produced Life in a Marital Institution at 59E59 Theaters and SoHo Playhouse.
The Emelin Theatre, located in Mamaroneck, New York, and founded in 1972, is the oldest continuously operating performing arts theater in Westchester County. Its mission is to bring the best in live performing arts to Westchester and other nearby communities and to promote a cultural life that entertains, educates, and invigorates. The Emelin, well-known for its high-quality and affordable programs, is one of the few performing arts venues in this region which offers a broad mix of entertainment appealing to all ages and tastes, produces its own theater performances, and attracts diverse audiences throughout Westchester County and beyond. Due to its strategic location in central Westchester, the Emelin also attracts theatergoers from New York City, New Jersey, and lower Connecticut.