Natasha Lyonne, known for her roles in Russian Doll and Orange is the New Black, is behind the Off-Broadway premiere of Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees, a new comedy written by and starring Jacqueline Novak. With fellow comedian Mike Birbiglia attached as executive producer, the show is set to play a limited engagement at the Cherry Lane Theatre this summer (where Birbiglia's The New One debuted before transferring to Broadway last season).
Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees has played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in Los Angeles. The New York City run, directed by another fellow comedian, John Early, is set to kick off July 10 ahead of an July 22 opening.
Part feminist outcry and part coming-of-age story, in Get On Your Knees, Novak spins her material on the femininity of the penis and the stoicism of the vulva into an unexpectedly philosophical show.
"In the comedy hellscape we're all currently suffering through, over-saturated with lazy irony and didacticism, Jacqueline is a shocking ray of intellectualism, craft, and pot-belly laughs," says Early.
"Jacqueline is a one of a kind voice for the ages," says Lyonne. "I'm thrilled to present her show, as she is a total original whose linguistic gymnastics took my brain topsy turvy while doubling me over with laughter. I can't wait for people to experience her hugely relevant show and singular artistry at Cherry Lane."
Get On Your Knees is presented by Lyonne and executive-produced by Birbiglia. Mike Lavoie and Carlee Briglia are producers. The limited engagement is scheduled through August 18.
Visit Getonyourkneesshow.com for tickets and more information.