Michael Ian Black's My Custom Van
Dare to step inside acclaimed comedian/actor/writer Michael Ian Blacks My Custom Van and take a tour of one of the greatest literary minds the universe has ever known! See the myriad freaks of nature all living in relative harmony (and sometimes irrelative disharmony) within one brilliant and beautifully coiffed head! From self-loathing high school football coach to jug-band washboard player, taco party host to erotic novelist, each character birthed from Mr. Black's pen provides an evermore revealing glimpse into what makes the modern American man tick.
Michael Ian Black has starred in many television series and films including Stella, the State, Wet Hot American Summer, Viva Variety, VH1s I Love the...series, and NBCs Ed. He wrote the screenplay for Run, Fatboy, Run, and wrote and directed the film Wedding Daze. Michael is also a popular standup comedian and Grammy award-winning R&B artist (not true). His latest project is Michael and Michael Have Issues, a comedy series which premiered in July 2009 on Comedy Central.
Adapted and directed by Project: Theater Artistic Director Joe Jung and Stage Managed by Jacob Seelbach, My Custom Van will also feature the talents of Amanda Byron*, Gino Constabile, Ruark Downey*, Brian Frank, Andrew McLeod, Brian Sell* and Joshua Tussin. Lighting Design by Chad Lefebvre. The production runs approximately 97.5 minutes.
Utilizing original music, transforming scenery, and a talented creative team, Project: Theater's goal is to produce engaging new or forgotten works, with an emphasis on the dialogue between artist and audience. Last year's production of The Five Lesbian Brothers The Secretaries was described as an outstanding...wild, campy, howlingly funny trip by Byrne Harrison (Stagebuzz.com). Other productions include Shels Shorts by Shel Silverstein, J.B. by Archibald MacLeish, and Language of Angels by Naomi Iizuka, and the monthly original series Our Bar.
ADDENDUM: Contrary to the report of certain websites and AM New York's weekend picks section, Michael Ian Black is not actually performing in this production. However, when he came to see the show on preview he said: "I never even thought about performing any of these. Of course, of course, that is how it should be done," "Thank you, thank you for doing justice to the writing," and "Anytime I think of 'Now We Will Joing Foces...' that is what I will imagine," "it was very, very funny." His wife also said, "To tell you the truth, I never got all way through the book, but I really enjoyed the show and thought to myself, wow, some of the things that Michael wrote are really funny." You can't get a much better compliment than that.
The Drilling Company Theatre
236 W. 78th Street @ Broadway
New York, NY 10036
|Minimum Age: 16
|Kid Friendly: No
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: No