Comedian Colin Quinn will bring his incisive one-man exploration of world history, Long Story Short from Broadway to Long Wharf Theatre.
The show will take place on the Mainstage from August 9-21. Performances will be Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The production, directed by Jerry Seinfeld, has played to sellout houses on Broadway and received critical acclaim. "This easygoing alumnus of "Saturday Night Live" brings his own distinctive every-guy's perspective to the galumphing march of civilization toward - well, toward whatever it is we are approaching, as Blanche DuBois so lyrically put it," wrote Charles Isherwood in the New York Times.
In Colin Quinn Long Story Short, Quinn focuses his articulate brand of comedy on the demise of empires, including our own. More than standup comedy, Long Story Short is a hilarious blend of incisive observation, sharp commentary, and Colin's channeling of the personalities of the past. From Socrates to Snooki, Quinn is at his satirical best, taking on the attitudes, appetites and bad habits that toppled the world's most powerful nations. Colin Quinn Long Story Short proves that throughout human history, the joke has always been on us.
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by visiting www.longwharf.org or by calling 203-787-4282.
Colin Quinn (Author/Performer), a native of Brooklyn, he began his comic career in New York as a regular on the comedy circuit. Colin made his television debut as co-host of MTV's popular game show "Remote Control." Quinn landed a spot on the legendary late-night show, "Saturday Night Live," where he entertained audiences for five seasons. After "SNL," Quinn tackled societal issues on "Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn." Colin's first one-man show, Sanctifying Grace, began Off-Broadway in 1994 and was later produced as Colin Quinn - An Irish Wake and played at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Colin was most recently seen at the Bleecker Street Theatre in the Off-Broadway run of Colin Quinn Long Story Short and in the summer comedy film Grown Ups.
Jerry Seinfeld (Director) is a comedian who resides in New York City with his wife and three children.
David Gallo (Scenic and Projection Design). Selected Broadway: Memphis; A Catered Affair; Xanadu; Radio Golf (Tony nom.); Company; The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); Gem of the Ocean (Tony nom.); Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; Dance of the Vampires; Thoroughly Modern Millie (also London); King Hedley II; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; A View From the Bridge; Jackie: An American Life (also London); and Hughie. Off-Broadway: Reasons to Be Pretty, Evil Dead, Shout!, The Wild Party, Jitney (also London), Wonder of the World, A New Brain, Bunny Bunny,Machinal and Blue Man Group. Drama Desk, American Theatre Wing, Lucille Lortel, Hewes Design, Outer Critics Circle, Ovation, FANY, NAACP, AUDELCO, Barrymore and Eddy Awards. Represented American set design at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial. Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Set Design. National archive at the Smithsonian Institute.
Howell Binkley (Lighting Design). B'way works include Lombardi, Million Dollar Quartet, Memphis, West Side Story (2009 Tony nomination), Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, In the Heights (2008 Tony nomination), Jersey Boys (Tony Award winner), Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Parade,Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony nomination/Olivier winner), How to Succeed.... Also the Joffrey Ballet's Billboards and designs for more than 60 pieces for Parsons Dance, which he cofounded with David Parsons. Six musicals in rep for the Kennedy Center's Sondheim Celebration.