"Full of Laughs and Insight" - The New York Times Highly Recommended Hit is Back!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW A VIDEO EXCERPT OF THE SHOW.
Regulars of The Insights & Revelations Performance Series may have caught James Braly's Life In A Marital Institution (20 years of monogamy in one terrifying hour) in May 2006 when the piece was first shown. Last summer, the show enjoyed a very successful engagement at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and then premiered off-off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters in New York City, for a critically-acclaimed, sold-out 4 week run in Feb/March 2008, produced by The Deep End Productions and Little Johnny Koerber. We are proud to announce the show's move to an Off-Broadway Theatre.
LIFE In A Marital Institution is moving to:
The Soho Playhouse
15 Vandam Street (off 6th Avenue, 1 block north of Spring Street)
June 26 - August 31, 2008
Wednesday - Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 3:00 & 7:00 p.m.
$40-55 (mention code MATE for $15 off!)*
For tickets, call (212) 691-1555 or visit www.sohoplayhouse.com
For more information, more video clips, and a schedule of post-show chats with special guests, visit www.LifeInAMaritalInstitution.com
*Subject to availability. Not to be combined with any other offers.
Don't miss the chance to see the show during its off-Broadway run this summer (the only place the show hasn't run yet is Broadway, and you know what those prices are like!). And, for those of you that saw it with us already, the show has really blossomed under the powerful direction of Hal Brooks (whose "No Child" was a long-running Off-Broadway hit and "Thom Pain (based on nothing) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize). Come see it again and tell your friends.
Here's a sample of what journalists from New York City to Edinburgh had to say about the show:
“This is a stylish monologue, reminiscent of those of Spalding Gray. Excellent.” - The Times, London
"Never less than excellent...you are laughing too hard!" - The New York Times.
"Braly presents it winningly...with a keen sense of absurdity" - The New Yorker
“An hysterically funny, often profoundly affecting one-man show. Mesmerising.” - The Scotsman
"As natural and effortless as Spalding Gray" - The Journal News
“A masterpiece of storytelling full of humour and pungent observation.” – The List
“Disarming insight into how the male mind works.”
- The Herald
“Rich, amusing…brilliantly odd…the tale sparkles with originality.”
- The Skinny Fest
"A deeply felt story" - BackStage
"Eye-popping" - Theatermania.com
"Fantastic!" - Show Business
“There can be few more engaging acts on this year’s Fringe than James Braly.”
- The List
- Metro UK
And, if you'd like to know what the leading writers and artists in America have to say...
"James Braly is, simply put, one of the finest storytellers in New York. In the tradition of John Irving and Spalding Gray, Braly writes openly about the things that most of us are afraid to admit we even think. With great humor and elegance, he reveals complex psychological and emotional truths, effectively taking us on a tour of our own inner lives.”
--Catherine Burns, Artistic Director, The Moth
"Riveting, hilarious, beautifully told and utterly real.”
--Melissa Bank, Author of The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing
"If Walt Whitman had been straight, married, and hilarious he would have been James Braly."
--Andy Borowitz, New Yorker and NPR contributor
"James Braly is a master storyteller. He appears to be so sane, but that is a ruse, and a fascinating one at that. This calm, grey-maned fellow is actually losing his mind twenty-four hours a day and delights in regaling his pleased and happy audiences with his absurd, hyper-observational perils-of-Pauline adventures."
--Jonathan Ames, Author of Wake Up, Sir! and numerous other books
"Without a scrap of sentimentality, James Braly manages to infuse his stories of life on the home front with humor, authenticity, edge and that rarest of all qualities, heart.”
Author of To Die For
"James Braly has a great wife, great kids, and a great life. Which is why it's great to hear him onstage admitting that the universe is making him lurch and stumble through his very own brilliant, heartfelt comedy of errors and neurotic torture.”
McSweeney's columnist, Author of Loser Goes First and Rock On