Thursday, February 01, 2007

The other event on Sunday

Um, I'm very bad at self-promotion.

But anyone who's in the NYC area on Sunday should swing by NYU and see my play reading. For totally no money at all because it's FREE.

It's a work in progress, a dark comedy about how miserable stand-up comics are. And it's set in BOSTON.

Shocking, I know.

Anyway, here's the little blurb my school sent out.

Sex, drugs, and stand-up comedy.

by Benari Poulten

Directed by Padraic Lillis

Sunday, February 4th at 5 PM
Goldberg Theatre
721 Broadway, 7th Floor

Taking the Bullet is a darkly comic look into the degenerate world of struggling stand-up comedians in present day Boston, MA who learn Richard Pryor was right when he said, "Comedy is some serious shit."

Benari Poulten is a stand-up comic himself, as well as a second year graduate student currently pursuing an MFA in the Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Padraic Lillis has worked as a director on Broadway, national tours, and for three Tony Award winning regional theaters and major universities, most recently directing the critically acclaimed play The Dirty Talk by Michael Puzzo at New York's Center Stage.