Two of the most original theatre artists in America, the long-form improvisers TJ & Dave, will be presented at The Town Hall, for the first time. The unique theatrical event will also incorporate the talents of special musical guest Ike Reilly, the Chicago-based songwriter and solo performer.
Since they began returning to New York for sold-out weekend stands at The Barrow Street Theatre in 2005, the Second City veterans TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi have nurtured a passionately loyal downtown audience comprised in equal parts of theatre fans and fans and practitioners of improvisation. Now these Wright Brothers of the Unwritten, who create full-length, hour-long plays from scratch (without audience suggestions) are bringing their daring brand of theatre uptown. Their hour-long instant plays, which materialize before our eyes, are often insightful, multiple-character stories with deeply moving outcomes. And what makes them all the more remarkable -- fans attest -- is that these dazzling feats of literary and acting ingenuity NEVER recycle stories or characters.
The two-time Nightlife Award-winning duo has been called "the Mt. Everest of improv" (Jane Borden, Time Out NY); "masters of their genre!" (Frank Scheck, NY Post); "among the very best at what they do" (Martin Denton, nytheatre.com), and "a sublimely creative duo!" (Griffin Miller, City Guide Magazine). The NY Times calls it “an impressive feat of mental athletics,” and Time Out NY has deemed what they do “the best 50 minutes of improv comedy that we’ve ever seen.”