Written and Performed by Terri Girvin Directed by Michael Leeds
WITH Sound Designer PHIL PALAZZOLO Lighting Designer JASON FOK
At IRT Theater - 154 Christopher st. NYC October 9 - November 1
LAST CALL is the perfect collaboration between Broadway director Michael Leeds, indie record producer and sound designer Phil Palazzolo, and renowned actor and stand up comic Terri Girvin.
Set during one chaotic shift at a bustling NYC bar, Terri pours drinks for her needy and quirky customers while fending off phone calls from her about to be homeless mother. Alone on stage, without a single prop, bottle, or glass, Terri’s entire world is created flawlessly through physical movement and an intricate, highly integrated soundscape. Based on real life experiences, stories and actual customers LAST CALL is an energetic play about family, about boundaries and about how much to tip. An incredible marriage between action, stand-up and sound it is a meticulously crafted and funny piece of theatre.
Thursday’s - Monday’s @ 7PMOctober 9th - November 1st!
Special performances Wednesday 28th @ 7PM Friday 30th at 10PM plus Matinees on Saturday 17th & 24th @ 2PM.
INDUSTRY NIGHTS On select nights, at no extra cost, famous New York bartenders will be MCing the show.
October 11th, The Bitchy Waiter (theBitchyWaiter.com) October 12th, Kendra Cunningham (SNL, Last Comic Standing) October 18th, Robert Attenweiler October 19th, Jason Furlani October 25th, Katherine Heller (Tell the Bartender Podcast) October 26th, Christine Holt October 28th, Michael Puzzo October 29th, Dave Horowitz November 1st, Tom Vaught (NYT dubbed New York Bartending Legend)
ABOUT THE TEAM
Playwright TERRI GIRVIN (Creator and Performer) After having bartended for over 20 years at many of Lower Manhattan & Brooklyn’s favorite bars, TERRI GIRVIN is thrilled and proud to continue the work on Last Call after it’s critically acclaimed South Florida productions. As an actor, she’s worked a ton regionally – Peter Pan (Peter – Virginia Stage Co.), Paper Moon (Ford’s Theatre), Off Broadway – Hysterical Blindness (Soho Playhouse) to name a few. Terri is also a stand up comedian having worked at most of the clubs in New York City. She was featured in the New York Times Magazine food and drink issue as one of Brooklyn’s trailblazing bartenders.
Director MICHAEL LEEDS wrote and directed Swinging On A Star on that was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical. Off Broadway he garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Director/Best Choreographer for his work on Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah – The Songs of Allan Sherman, as well as honored with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival First Award for the European premiere of Arthur Miller’s Playing For Time. He has directed over fifty productions in New York City and South Florida including numerous World Premieres, earning the prestigious Carbonell Award as well as the Silver Palm Award for Directing.
Sound Design PHIL PALAZZOLO Most recently worked along side Tim O’Heir on the sound for “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” starring Neil Patrick Harris, Phil Palazzolo is primarily an indie record producer. Along with numerous other indie bands, he produced and engineered The New Pornographers albums Challengers and Together and his work with Neko Case has garnered three Grammy nominations, including Best Indie Music Album.
Lighting Design JASON FOK. Select design credits include: Sexless In The Boroughs (IRT), Orphans (Conklin Barn), Pedro Pan (14th St. Y), I’m Sober Now What(HERE), Stein Drag (Bushwhick Starr), Sueño (Teatro SEA), I Catch You Dreaming (Flamboyan), Visuality (Artisphere), Oso Fabulous (Chain) Shape Of Things (Secret) 5150 (Brick), Open Blue Sky (Stella Adler). Jason is currently aWingspace Theatrical Design Mentee.