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Humor Abuse, MTC to present Lorenzo Pisoni's one-man-show

The Manhattan Theatre Club is to present the world premiere of Humor Abuse, written and performed by Lorenzo Pisoni, and directed by Erica Schmidt, opening at Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage II at NY City Center on 10 Mar 2009, following previews from 19 Feb 2009.

Humor Abuse is the story of Pisoni�s upbringing as the youngest member of the Pickle Family Circus, the Bay Area�s 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 father�s knee, and the wonder, heartache and complexity of stepping into (and out of) his father�s shoes, Humor Abuse shows that running away with the circus isn�t always all fun and games.

The creative team for Humor Abuse will be announced shortly.

Lorenzo Pisoni�s is currently performing in the Broadway revival of Equus. He made his Broadway debut in 'Henry IV' (John of Lancaster: 2003 revival). He was nominated for the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor for his performance as 'Clark' in 'Election Day' (Second Stage).

Erica Schmidt (Director) off-Broadway credits include 'People Be Heard' (Playwrights Horizons), 'As You Like It' (Public) and 'Debbie Does Dallas' (Jane Street Theatre).

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