Long Story Short will begin an eight-week engagement June 18. The 75-minute production, which promises to cover more than 2,000 years of history, will run through Aug. 15. Columbus 81 Productions produces the run. "Long Story Short," according to producers, "is Colin Quinn’s hilarious look at the ups and downs of great civilizations gone wrong. In this one-man sendup, Quinn channels comedic personalities of nations past, offering satirical takes on the attitudes, appetites and habits that toppled powerful empires. Charting a comical course from the excess of ancient Rome to WalMart/Costco/BestBuy, Quinn proves that the forces undermining the American empire are as old as time."
The production will have set and projection design by Aaron Rhyne, sound design by Scott Elmegreen and lighting design by Perchik Kreiman-Miller. Quinn began as a writer on "SNL" in 1995 and was a featured player on the late night show through 1998, when he became a full-time cast member. He departed "SNL" in 2000. He made his Broadway debut with Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake in 1998.
Tickets are available by phoning (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge. The Bleecker Street Theatre is located at 45 Bleecker Street between Bowery and Lafayette Street.