McClanahan, Burstein and Forte Will Be Part of Sleepwalk With Me Talkbacks

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26 Mar 2009

The line-up of artists who will take part in the next series of "Awkward 10 Minutes With Mike," the talkbacks that follow select performances of Off-Broadway's Sleepwalk With Me, has been announced.



The talkbacks will feature Will Forte ("Saturday Night Live," "Beerfest," "Baby Mama") on March 27, Nanette Burstein (Academy Award-nominated director; "The Kid Stays In The Picture," "American Teen," "Going the Distance") on April 3 and Rue McClanahan ("The Golden Girls," Wicked, "Maude") on April 10.

Sleepwalk With Me, the new comedy penned by and starring Mike Birbiglia, plays the Bleecker Street Theater.

About the talkback series, Birbiglia said in a statement, "It's a fun add-on to the show because thematically, Sleepwalk With Me is about telling people the things we're not supposed to talk about. It opens the whole thing up so it's not just about my stories but about everyone's stories. The only danger, of course, is that people will leave and say, 'My favorite part was when he talked to other people at the end!"

In Sleepwalk With Me, press notes state, Birbiglia "takes the audience on a hysterically funny and intensely personal journey through stories of his life and bouts with sleepwalking. As he finally confronts his fears of love, honesty and growing up, we see that some people's problems will work themselves out with a nice long walk — but not Mike's."

The production features set design by Beowulf Borwitt, lighting design by Jason Lyons and sound design by Jody Elff. Seth Barrish directs.

The Bleecker Street Theatre is located at 45 Bleecker Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com.

For more information go to www.sleepwalkwithmike.com.