Humor Abuse extends by one week
The Manhattan Theatre Club production of Humor Abuse, created by Lorenzo Pisoni and Erica Schmidt, has extended its run by one week and will now play through to 19 Apr 2009.
The one-man show opened at Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage II at NY City Center on 10 Mar 2009, following previews from 19 Feb and was originally scheduled to close on 12 Apr 2009.
The play opened to mostly excellent reviews: "funny and entertaining" (newyorktheatreguide.com); "charming" (NY Daily Post); "gentle, charming, graceful, and wise piece" (Back Stage); "a thousand laughs" (Bloomberg); "surprisingly moving" (AP).
Performed by Lorenzo Pisoni and directed by Erica Schmidt, Humor Abuse is the unique story of Pisoniï¿½s upbringing as the youngest member of the Pickle Family Circus, the Bay Areaï¿½s tiny big top that entertained thousands of people worldwide and launched the careers of several legendary performers.
Filled with the clowning that Pisoni learned at his fatherï¿½s knee, and the wonder, heartache and complexity of stepping into (and out of) his fatherï¿½s shoes, Humor Abuse shows that running away with the circus isnï¿½t always all fun and games.
The creative team for Humor Abuse includes: Ben Stanton (lighting design), Bart Fasbender (sound design) and David Caparelliotis (casting).
Lorenzo Pisoni Broadway credits include: 'Equus' and Henry IV. Off-Broadway he was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for his portrayal of 'Clark' in 'Election Day.' He last appeared off-Broadway in the Irish Repertory Theatre's recent production of 'The Devil's Disciple.'
Erica Schmidt (Director) as previously directed Off-Broadway 'Debbie Does Dallas' at the Jane Street Theatre, 'As You Like It' (Public) and 'People Be Heard' (Playwrights Horizons).
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