Newly announced 2018 Bistro Award winner for Solo Play, Brooklyn actor-writer, Dan Ruth, brings his one-man black comedy, A Life Behind Bars, back to the Laurie Beechman Theatre for one performance on Thursday, February 22 at 7PM.
Fermented in over two decades of booze and gentrification on both sides of the East River, A Life Behind Bars is a bold and funny look at what can happen when you reach for the stars but grab for the bottle instead. Through raw storytelling, Ruth shares dark comic monologues, interwoven with characters he’s encountered while working and drinking in the bars and dives of pre-Rudy Giuliani NYC. A Life Behind Bars is directed by performer-producer-director, Tanya Moberly, a recipient of multiple awards from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs as well as a Bistro Award winner.
Ruth has performed throughout New York City, including The Courtyard Playhouse, The Hamlet of Bank Street, The West Bank Café (Laurie Beechman), The Duplex and Don’t Tell Mama. He has served as core Director for multiple installations of The A-Train Plays at the Sanford Meisner Theatre and as both Director and Performer for the queer comedy troupe Planet Q, with their productions of Yabba Dabba Q and The History of the World Part Q. Original solo shows include White Noise and Once a Catholic at The Duplex, where he also staged a radio Foley-drama entitled Lights Out, based on the work of horror radio master, Arch Oboler. Regionally, Ruth has starred in productions of Brooklyn Boy, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Laughing Wild and Sex Drugs Rock & Roll. He is the Artistic Director of ANTICCS Theatre Company (Alternative New Theatre In Club/Cabaret Spaces) in New York City.
A Life Behind Bars plays Thursday, February 22nd at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street, NYC. Tickets may be purchased online here. PLEASE NOTE: Mature themes.