Created by the writer/director Billy Mitchell and presented by Brenda Braxton, Villain: DeBlanks is a show that blends mystery-solving with improvisation. For each performance, the cast must use words suggested by the audience.
"As they try to enact the story of Philip DeBlanks’ untimely death, the unrehearsed actors are asked to dig deep for whatever they can to maintain themselves and their dignity, usually with little success," state press notes.
The full program, subject to change, is listed below:
Jan. 3, 2016: Angela Robinson, Nick Cearley, Adam Feldman, Lesli Margherita, Molly Pope and John Bolton
April 3: Brenda Braxton, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Randy Graff, Bernard Dotson, Christian Campbell and Alysha Umphress
Tickets are $35; some of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of New York. Villain: DeBlanks has been staged previously at Feinstein's/54 Below, Joe's Pub and Bucks County Playhouse, among other venues. For tickets and information, visit VillaindeBlanks.com.