Stroili's Straight Up with a Twist Opens Off-Broadway Jan. 24

News   Stroili's Straight Up with a Twist Opens Off-Broadway Jan. 24
 
Paul Stroili's one-man work Straight Up with a Twist – exploring the life of a "Rennaissance Geek" – officially opens Off-Broadway Jan. 24.

Inspired by Stroili's life, Straight Up with a Twist "takes a look at one family, as they try to figure out a straight guy who says: 'Don't call my house during the football game…that's when I vacuum!"' In the production, "Stroili portrays his Bronx-born mother, his Italian father, his Goombah brother, and a host of other characters who struggle to understand a straight guy who 'can't work power tools, but can perfectly fold a fitted sheet,'" according to press notes. Stroili, whose television credits include appearances on "Malcolm in the Middle," "Brother's Keeper," "The Untouchables" and "Cold Justice," penned the one-man autobiographical comedy that previously played an award-winning run in Los Angeles in 2000 and several regional engagements.

Bill Penton directs the production, which began previews Jan. 17. Straight Up with a Twist is produced by David and Hyra George (Millrock). The production was previously filmed for a one-hour television comedy special.

Straight Up with a Twist plays the Players Theatre, located in Manhattan at 115 MacDougal Street. Tickets, priced $45, are available by calling (212)239-6200 or by visiting www.Telecharge.com.

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