Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian Paul Mecurio is set to debut his new solo show, Permission to Speak With Paul Mecurio, at the Jerry Orbach Theater this summer.
The play asks audience members to come onstage and speak candidly with the comedian about their life experience and their opinions "without feeling boxed in by the confines of contrived political correctness or fear of offending."
Permission to Speak will begin performances July 16 ahead of a July 23 opening.
“People have very revealing, fun and refreshingly honest things to say that no one has ever bothered to ask,” says Mecurio, “so I created a show where audiences can have a lot of laughs and are free to be open and honest ... by the way, when needed, we’re calling BS on the BS! I love the unscripted format, it’s fun, keeps me and the audience on our toes and we end up on this unexpected journey together into funny truths. Everyone has a story, every night people reveal something fun and eye-opening and in the process, people come to understand and appreciate one another a little more.”
As well as headlining comedy shows around the world, Mecurio has made multiple appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and has written for The Tonight Show and The Daily Show.
The production will feature set consultation by Emmy-winning set designer Jim Fenhagen, digital mapping by Tim Donovan and Ryan Kelly of Bravo Media and Optoma Projection, and lighting design by Michael Scricca.
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