Chicago Star Wayne Brady Featured in A Summer Smorgasbord Live Performances, June 22-July 30

News   Chicago Star Wayne Brady Featured in A Summer Smorgasbord Live Performances, June 22-July 30
Wayne Brady, The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and soloists Patrick Combs and Margaret Gallo Copeland appear as part of The Lamb's Theatre's A Summer Smorgasbord series.
Wayne Brady
Wayne Brady

Billed as a "taste of theatre, comedy and music," the Smorgasbord will include two solo performances and a musical performance running in repertory, June 22-July 30, with a two-performance benefit reading (July 19-20).

The Summer Smorgasbord lineup is as follows:

  • Man 1, Bank 0 - written and performed by Patrick Combs
    As a joke, the author "deposited a $95,000 junk mail check into his ATM and to his absolute cashed," according to show materials. The solo comedy was selected for the 2004 HBO Comedy Arts Festival and also played at the San Francisco Fringe Festival. For more information, visit
  • The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players
    Billed as "the Von Trapp Family singers with East Village edge," the titular trio — Jason, Tina and their 11-year-old daughter Rachel — "take vintage slide collections that have been found at estate sales, garage sales, thrift stores, etc., and turn the lives of anonymous strangers into pop-rock musical exposes." The downtown NYC favorites have appeared on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," and toured with They Might Be Giants. For more information, visit


  • My Fake IDs - Sound Bytes of a Teenage Life - written/performed by Margaret Gallo Copeland
    Robert Ross Parker directs the solo with additional material by Mark St. Germain which finds a nineteen-year-old writer-comedian "drowning in the personalities of five nannies, three sisters, two goats, a Southern gentleman farmer father, an outspoken Italian mother, and assorted reptiles and boyfriends [in a] hilarious comedy that appeals to the teenager in all of us."
  • Ciao - by Mark St. Germain (Ears on a Beatle)
    Gabriel Barre directs Emmy Award winner and recent Chicago star Wayne Brady ("The Wayne Brady Show," "Whose Line is it Anyway?") stars in a benefit reading of an original play that centers on a "corporate superstar [who] has everything he could possibly want in his life — until his doctor tells him it might be over tomorrow." In addition to the four aforementioned productions, The Lamb's mainstage also plays host to two other productions in repertory: Lazer Vaudeville (which just transferred from the John Houseman Theatre) and Charles Ross' One Man Star Wars Trilogy.

    Tickets for A Summer Smorgasbord at The Lamb’s Theatre, 130 West 44th Street (between Sixth Ave and Broadway) are available by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit

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