"Saturday Night Live" Alum Will Star in Off-Broadway's Tail! Spin!, About Government Sex Scandals

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14 Jul 2014

Mario Correa's Tail! Spin!, a breakout hit of the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival, will begin a ten-week engagement Sept. 18 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project.



Directed by Tony nominee Dan Knechtges, opening is scheduled for Oct. 1.

"Saturday Night Live" alum Rachel Dratch, who appeared in the Fringe version, will head the cast of the comedy, which offers a verbatim reenactment of the sex scandals that brought down former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY), former Governor/current Congressman Mark Sanford (R-SC), former Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL) and former Senator Larry Craig (R-ID). Additional casting will be announced.

"Politics is dirty – but politicians are dirtier," according to press notes. "The truth is laid hysterically bare in Tail! Spin!, a wildly inventive new comedy drawn verbatim from the leaked e-mails, raunchy texts and tell-tale tweets that brought down politicians Mark ('Appalachian Trail') Sanford, Larry ('Wide Stance') Craig, Anthony ('I Was Hacked') Weiner, and Mark ('Underage Page') Foley. Using only the actual words of the disgraced politicians, their paramours, and the skeptical media they tried so hard to spin, Tail! Spin! winningly weaves an intricate, overlapping narrative of the power of sex--and the sex lives of the powerful."

The production will also feature scenic and projection designs by Caite Hevner Kemp, costume design by Jen Caprio, lighting design by Ryan O’Gara and sound design by John Emmett O’Brien.

Producers are Billy Zavelson, Marianne Mills, Kristen Stein, Ben Feldman and Jeffrey Sosnick/Neal Rubinstein, in association with Clifford Lee Johnson III.

Tickets, ranging in price from $25-$75, are on sale now and can be arranged online at www.tailspinshow.com, by calling (866) 811-4111. The Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project is located at 45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street.