Permission to Speak With Paul Mecurio Will Transfer to Actors’ Temple Theatre

Off-Broadway News   Permission to Speak With Paul Mecurio Will Transfer to Actors’ Temple Theatre
The new show from the Emmy-winning comedian will transfer September 12 after opening Off-Broadway July 23.
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Permission to Speak With Paul Mecurio, the new solo show from the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning comedian, will extend its run, transferring to the Actors' Temple Theatre September 12. Performances are scheduled through October 30.

Further dates will be announced shortly.

The solo play officially opened July 23 at the Jerry Orbach Theatre. Permission to Speak 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."

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.


“People have very revealing, fun and refreshingly honest things to say that no one has ever bothered to ask,said Mecurio in an earlier statement, “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.”

The production features 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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