The Talking Show


4 STARS “As long as Murrin’s willing to talk, there’s reason to listen. – Paul Menard, Time Out New York

“Perhaps a sequel is in order. Anticipate another Alien invasion.” – Alexis Soloski, The Village Voice

“His performances explode like Rube Goldberg contraptions or car accidents…you can’t take your eyes off his chaotic energy. The performances are exhilarating and unsettling, like a walk down Broadway. They’re about the risk of running into drama – possibly coherent, possibly fragmented – as soon as you put your foot out the door.” – Laurie Stone, Vogue

“Each performance is an electrifying frenzy of information as Murrin scrambles through a maze of carefully positioned props and costumes. . . . His rapid-fire delivery riddles the audience with a barrage of entertaining social commentary so mesmerizing and playful that the unsuspecting hordes may not even realize the full impact of his message.” – Paper (G. Ray & Carlo McCormick)

Fairy godfather of downtown performance Tom Murrin (aka Alien Comic) takes us on a talking tour of his life – and of his travels though avant garde theatre in the 60s, 70s, and early 80s! Murrin has been there from the beginning and lived to tell the tale. Speaking with wild-eyed excitement, Murrin hits you with history, hilarity, and his extraordinary generosity of spirit and innocence. It must be seen and heard to be believed.

Written & performed by Tom Murrin. Directed by Lucy Sexton.
Produced by Lori E. Seid. Lighting Design by Melissa J. Mendez.
Featuring: Kate Benson; Laurie Berg and Heidi Dorow.
Special guests: Mike Iveson (feb 18-28); Salley May and Mimi Goese (Mar 4-7)

WORLD PREMIERE | SOLO PERFORMANCE
Thu, Febuary 18 – Sun, March 7, 2010
Thu – Sat at 7:30pm
Sun at 5:30pm
85 minutes
Free Post-Show Celebrations & Events
for ticket-holders:
THURSDAY NIGHT SOCIAL: Feb 18
OPENING NIGHT PARTY: Sun, Feb 21
THURSDAY NIGHT SOCIAL: Feb 25 + Annual Spalding Gray Award Party
ARTIST TALKBACKS: Sunday, February 28 and Thursday, March 4

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