‘Drunk Talk’ at the Dragonfly through August 1
From the co-producer/director of Point Break LIVE!, Thomas Blake and writer for the hit prime-time show Rules of Engagement, Lance Whinery, comes Drunk Talk – LA’s newest ‘full-immersion’ interactive comedy. McSwiggin’s Bar has had it’s last hurrah, and after tonight – the bar will not re-open for business. The cast congregates to celebrate the final curtain-call of their favorite watering hole. They recant the golden days, share their daily struggles and life sagas, they even burst into spontaneous fits of song – it’s an absolute smash. The hilarity is hard-hitting and reverberates through the actively participating audience – in a very real way. Steven Sears plays Bobby – the bashful, unknowingly attractive bartender – serving cold drinks, camaraderie, and heartwarming commiseration to his patrons. Actor/Saturday Night Live Â writer Danielle Kasen and Point Break Live! star Tobias Jelinek offer a stellar, show-stopping performance as Marcy and Joe – an explosively passionate, highly hilarious couple – who, much like McSwiggin’s bar, may soon face an untimely end.
The audience accompanies the cast on a riveting, rip-roaring adventure, exploring the intimate machinations of each character – indirectly examining their relationship with McSwiggin’s and their greater-self. After all is said, done, and sloshed about the bar, Miguel, played by David Alfano (whom is very friendly, I discovered, after he accidentally splashed me with water at the end of the show), is there to mop it all up – in the literal and metaphorical sense – for the final time. Alfano’s comedic timing is a colossal factor in his phenomenal performance. Familiar faces from film and television include Kirsten Berman, Kim Estes, Greg Hoyt, and Bruce Schroffel. Drunk Talk is a Â laugh-out-loud comedy, brimming with delightful debauchery – andÂ worth much more than the price of admission. The cherry on your Sunday, you ask? a complimentary drink with ticket purchase! Run, don’t walk, to see Drunk Talk.
Where: The Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038
When: Showings every Sunday night at 8 p.m., until August 1, 2010
Further details: www.drunktalktheshow.com