The Usual Freak Show

by Jeffrey Essmann

Jeffrey Essmann is an acclaimed satirist, actor and writer, whose sharp vignettes offer a kaleidoscope of characters ranging from “Barbie” to the fashion editor “Vivyen”. His comedy is bold and original with a dynamic edge that is truly both endearing and plain hysterical. Essmann was part of the burgeoning downtown performance scene in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. A good deal of his career took place at La MaMa, particularly his cult hit Triplets in Uniform. Michael John LaChiusa often accompanied him live on piano with tunes and background music, all created to fit each striking Essmann persona. Jeffrey Essmann eventually departed New York for a prolific decade in Chicago. LaChiusa became the celebrated five-time Tony Award nominated composer and lyricist of Marie Christine and The Wild Party, among others. THE USUAL FREAK SHOW, their reunion engagement with much new material, is bound to once again capture Essmann’s compelling sketches and vivid imagination.


 11/2/2007 at 10:00pm
 11/3/2007 at 10:00pm
 11/4/2007 at 5:30pm
 11/9/2007 at 10:00pm
 11/10/2007 at 10:00pm
 11/11/2007 at 5:30pm
 11/16/2007 at 10:00pm
 11/17/2007 at 10:00pm
 11/18/2007 at 5:30pm

Theatre/Venue La MaMa Experimental Theatre 

74A East 4th St  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 212-475-7710 
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Producing Organization: LaMaMa Experimental Theater Club  
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