The Davenport Theater
New York, NY
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Thanks For coming to #IamSueCostello please tell 2 friends!!!!!


#IamSueCostello is Sue's life story that she has been writing for 20 years. It was inspired after her TV show "Costello" on Fox, got cancelled. Sue read an artilcle in the New York Times, that said that poor kids, hear 32 million less words than rich kids,  Sue thought, "I'm not going to stop telling my story, no matter how many words I have, or how many obstacles I have to overcome." The result is a play that connects the dots in a journey to a girl returning to here authentic self.
Sue Costello, though best known as a brilliant comedian, created and performs this play, solo, with extraordinary range. She plays herself at different periods in her life, on stage and she converses with real-life characters we can't see, but whose presence is as real and riveting as hers. What's especially striking about #IamSueCostello, is that it isn't simply a monologue about Sue's life or a series of quick impressions, but part comedic performance, part-raw emotional saga.
There is nothing typical about #IamSueCostello. It's a heartfelt and humanly-hysterical, journey through a woman's life. From her self doubting, painfully funny, childhood in Boston, through her widely, entertaining teenage adventures and epiphanies, to her near misses as a star of her own sitcom, to finally finding herself. Sue's play allows us not only to relish her stand up abilities, but to understand the personal meaning behind her routines and then on a deeper level, her whole human existence. The play lays out a map for someone who has dug deep to bring everything to the surface, only to let the truth stick. It's one of those great glimpses behind the curtain of someone's art, that leaves you somehow feeling you understand more about the meaning of life.  As with all great comedy, in amongst the laughter, there are tears. It's hard to say which is more gratifying.

"She's wrangled her singular life into a searingly, honest & hilarious show that kind of makes sense of everything. " Taylor Schilling

Sue Costellos charismatic performance is mesmerizing as you march with her through her teenage years on the Dorchester streets through her life in New York and Hollywood. - Colin Quinn
Sues show was amazing, hilarious, dark and brutally honest, Run dont walk to the theatre!
- Molly Shannon


The Davenport Theater (View)
354 W 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Comedy > Stand Up
Film > Movies
Music > Hip Hop & Rap
Music > Spiritual
Other > Spiritual
Social > Dating
Social > LGBT

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!