Jay Johnson Offers Audience Talkbacks for The Two and Only Starting May 19 Off-Bway

News   Jay Johnson Offers Audience Talkbacks for The Two and Only Starting May 19 Off-Bway
 
Beginning May 19, actor-ventriloquist Jay Johnson will lead audience talkbacks after every performance of his new show, The Two and Only, at the Atlantic Theater Company's Chelsea space in Manhattan.

Johnson "decided to do this as a response to audience members who have been remaining in the house after every performance so far to watch him put away all of the puppets and characters used in the show," according to a statement. "He hopes these discussions will bring fans of the show deeper into the magical world of ventriloquism."

Johnson is best known for playing the multiple personality roles of Chuck and Bob on the classic television comedy, "Soap."

"In The Two and Only, Jay Johnson hysterically deconstructs and demonstrates his lifelong obsession with ventriloquism," according to the production notes. "From the Oracle of Delphi to 'The Tonight Show,' ventriloquism has long provided insight as well as entertainment.  Through the illusion of ventriloquism and his diverse array of characters, Mr. Johnson takes us on a multi-dimensional journey."

The show is directed by Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel.

 Tickets are $50 and are available through www.Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200. The Atlantic Theater Company is located at 336 West 20th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Avenues). 

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