|LAUGHING LIBERALLY & ERIC KREBS TO PRESENT "INDICTMENT EXCITEMENT!" OFF BROADWAY AT THEATER 555 (OCTOBER 11-NOVEMBER 6)|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 09:56 am EDT 09/28/22|
IN ASSOCIATION WITH ERIC KREBS
FEATURING JOHN FUGELSANG, RHONDA HANSOME & FRIENDS
WITH SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO
A 4-WEEK THEATRICAL EVENT WITH THE MOST
DYNAMIC VOICES IN POLITICAL COMEDY
(555 WEST 42nd STREET- BETWEEN 10th & 11th AVENUES)
OCTOBER 11-NOVEMBER 6, 2022
New York, NY (9/28/22) – Laughing Liberally, in association with Eric Krebs, will present "INDICTMENT EXCITEMENT," a lacerating exploration of the current political world of Donald Trump, the Republican Party and the upcoming midterm elections. Featuring Sirius-XM radio broadcasters John Fugelsang and Rhonda Hansome, with a rotating roster of the most dynamic voices in political comedy, performances are scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 11 (through November 6) at Theater 555 (555 West 42nd Street - between 10th & 11th Avenues). Opening Night is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th at 7:30pm.
Produced by Laughing Liberally, a progressive performance group that springs up every several years at critical times in the political journey of the country, the company includes writers, performers and regular radio broadcasters, John Fugelsang, Rhonda Hansome, Dean Obeidallah, Jim David, Scott Blakeman, and others.
Special guest Judge Andrew Napolitano, long time chief legal analyst for "Fox News," will join the cast on Wednesdays and Fridays and provide his take on the legal issues facing Donald Trump and relate stories of the "Fox News" world and the Trump administration.
Laughing Liberally is the performance division of Living Liberally which was founded in 2003. With over 100 local partners throughout the country, Living Liberally has the goal of bringing progressive thinkers together in social settings to share the common aspirations of a progressive "liberal" America.
"Laughing Liberally has been doing limited runs in New York and around the country for almost 20 years, seeking, as we say, to save democracy one laugh at a time. If the current election cycle isn't a great time to save democracy, I don't know what is," comments Producer Eric Krebs. "If we can't find the outrageous dark humor and satire in this election, we never will! And our special guest Judge Andrew Napolitano will bring a surprising perspective to both the intellect and the outlandish humor of Laughing Liberally."
The performance schedule is Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. Tickets are $20 & $49 and available at www.Theater555.venuetix.com.
A complete list of performers and dates can be found at www.IndictmentExcitement.com .
Laughing Liberally is a national comedy project that's been promoting democracy one laugh at a time for 15 years. It is part of the Living Liberally political network that boasts more than 200 "Drinking Liberally" happy hours around the country, building community among liberals in the most conservative corners of America—which has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, and on MSNBC and "The Daily Show."
John Fugelsang has been murdered on "CSI," interviewed 2 Beatles on separate continents in the same week, and famously once got Mitt Romney's advisor to call Governor Romney an 'etch a sketch' on CNN. Actor, comedian & broadcaster John Fugelsang hosts 'Tell Me Everything" weekdays on SiriusXM Insight #121. He recently performed in 'The Bill of Rights Concert" alongside Lewis Black & Dick Gregory which aired on AXS. He's also appeared at Montreal's ‘Just for Laughs' Festival, HBO's U.S Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, hosted America's Funniest Home Videos for ABC and Bill Maher called him ‘one of my favorite comedians'. Film/TV credits include 'Price Check' opposite Parker Posey, "Becker," "Providence," "Coyote Ugly," the religious standup performance film "The Coexist Comedy Tour" (which won Best Documentary at the NYC Vision Fest film festival). He appears in the upcoming features "The Girl On The Train," "Maggie Black," and he plays two roles in the romantic comedy ‘The Whole Truth' starring Elisabeth Rohm and Eric Roberts. He's interviewed Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Brian Wilson, Yoko Ono, Willie Nelson, Tony Bennett, Alan Rickman, Joey Ramone, Carlos Santana, James Taylor, Bo Diddley, Stevie Nicks, Robbie Robertson, Ravi Shankar, Beyonce Knowles, Olivia Harrison, Garth Brooks, William Hurt, Helen Hunt, Ashanti, John Fogerty, William Shatner, Sen. Trent Lott, Sen. Tom Daschle, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ed Asner, Nile Rogers, Michael Moore, JK Simmons, Valerie Plame, Ethan Hawke, Brian Dennehy, Mavis Staples, Joel Grey, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Lily Tomlin, Dave Matthews, Terrence McNally, Stanley Tucci, Michael Shannon, Noel Gallagher, Jeff Daniels, Rita Moreno, & Carl Reiner. His interview with George Harrison included JF persuading George to play several songs on acoustic guitar. This proved to be George's final televised appearance and was broadcast as "The Last Performance." His new film "Dream On," a road trip in search of the American Dream, was named "Best Documentary" at the NY Independent Film Festival. Directed by 2-time Oscar nominee Roger Weisberg, the film examines the current state of the American Dream while retracing the journey Alexis de Tocqueville made while writing 'Democracy in America.' The film features 200 interviews in 55 cities in 17 states, including Mike Huckabee, Barney Frank & Paul Krugman and premieres on PBS Election Day Eve.
Rhonda Hansome portrayed "Bermuda" in the movie Pretty Woman and performed with the Muppets on "Saturday Night Live." Rhonda's comedy has opened shows for Anita Baker @ Radio City Music Hall, Diana Ross @ Constitution Hall & Aretha Franklin @ Caesars in Atlantic City. Every Monday night (#HansomeMonday) she guests on John Fugelsang's "Tell Me Everything" on Sirius XM Ch 127. Rhonda writes political cartoons with Politoonitics on Facebook. She is the Real Newz anchor and writer for Politipod podcast on Sound Cloud. Rhonda co-starred in the Facebook mini-series "Lo & Behold "and with her City Artists Corps Gran, presented true tales of sex, murder & gentrification in her one-woman show Lie Baby, Lie! This award honored theater director (DirectedByPassion.com) will direct Dust of Egypt in the New York Theater Festival Nov. 15th. During quarantine she directed a number of online projects for theaters including New Federal Theater and Theater for The New City. Her own play, C.P.R. A Love Tragedy? based on the police assault of Abner Louima, was presented by New Perspectives Theater and the Frank Silvera Writers Workshop. She recently directed her 1st short film, Let's Keep This Professional. Rhonda's hobby is rollerblading. #NotYOurGrandmasComic Website: www.RhondaHansome.com www.DirectedByPassion.com FB: Rhonda Hansome Comedy, Politipod, Politoonitics, Lo & Behold Twitter: @RhondaHansome IG: rhondafull
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Notre Dame Law School. He has been a life-tenured judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, a professor of constitutional law and legal philosophy at Delaware, Seton Hall, and Brooklyn law schools, and the Senior Judicial Analyst at "Fox News" where he aired more than 14,500 broadcasts. The judge has published nine books on the U.S. Constitution, two of which were NY Times best sellers. His tenth book, "Freedom's Anchor," will be published this fall. Indictment Excitement is his second foray into off-Broadway theater.
Eric Krebs, whose theatrical career spans more than 40 years, has worked as a producer, a theater founder and operator, a college professor and occasionally as a performer. He recently produced Romeo and Bernadette , a new musical that played off-Broadway to rave reviews. Off-Broadway in 2016 he created That Physics Show (Drama Desk Award- over 500 performances) and added That Chemistry Show in 2017 (over 300 performances). In 2020 he founded the not-for-profit Science Theater Company that seeks to join science, theater and education in a "library" of science shows (www.sciencetheatercompany.com). On Broadway he produced: Bill Maher: Victory Begins At Home (Tony nomination for Best Special Theatrical Event), Neil Simon's The Dinner Party, It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues (nominated for 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical) and Electra (nominated for 3 Tony Awards). In April, 2007 he performed his own 90-minute adaptation of King Lear, a one person presentation entitled Considering Lear. In the fall of 2016, he performed My Father's Voice, a solo presentation of his father's letters from the Ellis Island Prison and the War in the Pacific, 1938-1945. Mr. Krebs recently retired after 50 years as a professor of theater arts at Baruch College, City University of New York, where he continued a career as an educator that began in 1969 at Rutgers University (37 years) in New Jersey, where he is professor emeritus.www.erickrebs.com.
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