A Life Behind Bars Bestseller   Buy Tickets 

Performed by Dan RuthNew York

Thu 10/20 9:00pm*Sun 10/23 4:00pm

drama, comedy, performance art, 70 min.

A wickedly funny, dark comic work of monologues and stories fermented in over two decades of booze, bars and gentrification. Based on Dan Ruth’s 20-plus years as a New York City actor-turned-bartender in Hell’s Kitchen, Brooklyn and beyond, A Life Behind Bars sheds comedic light on the darker side of the world of the bar, club and restaurant industry. Here, a rapidly changing New York gives way to Yelp, rigged health inspections and a place where selfie sticks, man-buns and periwinkle hair threaten to bulldoze any remnant of New York’s sleaze, authenticity and humanity. A Life Behind Bars is a dark, voyeuristic comedy spiral, full of truths and themes of loneliness, vampirism and self-enslavement. An exorcism of sorts, A Life Behind Bars is an unapologetic look at what can happen when you reach for the stars but grab the bottle instead. Director: Tanya Moberly. Sound Design: Tim Lozada and Dan Ruth. Production Assistant: Jean Yannes. Show image by Jamahl Richardson. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community, AA community. Link: artist.

2016 United Solo is the world’s largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 7th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $20.25 (including a $2.25 theatre restoration charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.  
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