by Kat Sandler (Zoomer Live Theatre). A millennial female takes over a late-night TV talk show from a reluctant retiree male with an “old boys club” vibe. Previews Oct 6, opens Oct 7 and runs to Oct 23, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $25-$50.
Sandlers clever send-up of the late-night talk show wars concerns an aging host (Alon Nashman) who hands the baton over to a younger, hipper comic (Kat Letwin). Since this is live TV and Sandler is a very funny writer who knows how to raise the dramatic stakes, things dont go as expected. The script touches lots of hot-button issues, like ageism, the old boys network of straight white male entertainers and how female comics are overly scrutinized. The cast is great, and the venue a space in media mogul/producer Moses Znaimers ZoomerHall complex in Liberty Village allows you to see the action live and onscreen as if youre watching from home.
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Location - Zoomer Hall