#IamSueCostello Experience
The Producer's Club
New York, NY
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#IamSueCostello Experience
"She's wrangled her singular life into a searingly honest & hilarious show that kind of makes sense of everything. " Taylor Schilling

"At the risk of seeming excessive in praise of Costello, her one-person play is the best combination of genuine poignance and rollicking humor since the pioneering stage work of Lily Tomlin and early Whoopi Goldberg.." - Huffington Post

"Sue Costello's 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

"Sue's show was amazing, hilarious, dark and brutally honest, Run don't walk to the theatre!" - Molly Shannon


SUE COSTELLO brings her acclaimed one-woman play to NYC For 3 nights only:
#IamSueCostello to THE PRODUCER'S CLUB- 358 WEST 44TH STREET
7:30 pm Saturday,, June 14th, 15th, 16th   - 212-315-4741

From the Huffington Post "Sue Costello, a brilliant comedian and actor who was briefly a TV star in a short-lived sitcom on Fox in the late 1990s, has emerged from the roller-coaster ride of her life in violent, blue-collar Dorchester and the turmoil of a combustible Hollywood career with a stunning first-person play about her journey. I saw a preview show of her show, I Wasnt Trying to be Funny, a while ago in New York, and, for once, the hoariest cliches of rave reviews  I laughed! I cried!  actually, apply to this show.

Whats especially striking about that show is that it isn't simply a Mike Birbiglia-style monologue about her life or a series of quick impressions, but an actual touching and funny solo play about her life in which she's playing herself at different periods in her life. On stage, she converses in her solo act with real-life characters we cant see but whose presence is as real and riveting as hers. Local Boston papers aren't simply championing a home-town girl but heralding a major comedic and playwriting talent: TheBoston Herald called the show powerful, thanks to Costello's frank charisma and her ability to mingle humor with tragedy and the QuincyPatriot Ledgerproclaimed that Costello rivets the audience with a comics gift for delivery and wit and an actress skill with emotion. At the risk of seeming excessive in praise of Costello, her one-person show is the best combination of genuine poignance and rollicking humor since the pioneering stage work of Lily Tomlin and early Whoopi Goldberg. She could easily have done a great one-woman show filled with the sort of amazing and hilarious stories of her life she told Marc Maron on a podcast after she reemerged into the spotlight with a supporting role as a feisty Southie in the movie The Fighter. Instead, she has created a play that is told through scenes, re-enacted by an actress with extraordinary range.

Her influential friends in comedy have given her latest work unrestrained praise that, while they're blurbs from a press release, actually under-sell just how powerful, moving and funny her show is:
Sue Costello's 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 don't walk to the theatre!- Molly Shannon

Actress Kristen Johnston said, "I left this show seething with jealousy and completely dazzled by Sue Costello's brilliant and agonizingly funny portrait of a young girl's youth. It's an incredible story of survival and the performance of a lifetime. I can't wait to see it again." "Sue Costello is an incredible talent  I LOVED this show!" -Patricia Clarkson.

Local Boston papers aren't simply championing a home-town girl, but heralding a major comedic and playwriting talent:
The Boston Metro said, "Not many people have the charisma, stamina, or the anecdotes to sustain a one and half hour show alone, Sue Costello does it sans props, costumes or music in the play." The Boston Herald called the show "Powerful- Thanks to Costello's frank charisma and her ability to mingle humor with tragedy... It's the flip-side of Costello's stand up act- too brutal and frank to be disposable as a night of jokes" The Patriot Ledger mused that, "Costello rivets the audience with a comic's gift for delivery and wit and an actress' skill with emotion."  

Kevin Nealon commented, "Great characters, great writing, and hilarious delivery. She is the next Whoopi."

Location

The Producer's Club (View)
358 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
United States


Categories

Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Comedy > Stand Up

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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