PLAY IN THE GARDEN: Staged Reading of Crisis in Queens by Joy Behar - Guild Hall
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Staged Reading of Crisis in Queens by Joy Behar

Photo courtesy ABC/Lou Rocco

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Friday, September 3
8PM - 9:15PM
$200 per Lawn Circle (seats 1-2 people)
158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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Directed by John Gould Rubin

You know Joy from co-hosting The View. Maybe you know her from her stellar stand-up career. But who knew, this versatile humorist, commentator, comedienne and writer is branching out into playwrighting? Guild Hall is delighted to present the debut of her new, full-length comedy about an unhappy, 40-something woman who blames her husband for her life’s failures – and sets off a chain of events in which she gets so much more than she ever bargained for! A dazzling new comedy from the hilarious Joy Behar, to be performed by an all-star cast TBA.

Also performing on September 4.

  • Joy Behar

    Joy Behar is an Emmy award winning co-host of The View. Acting TV credits include Baby Boom, and Woody Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes. She has performed stand-up comedy for over thirty years and appeared in several films, including Nora Ephron’s This is Your Life, and Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery.  In theatre, she starred in Nicky Silver’s The Food Chain, and The Vagina Monologues. She wrote and starred in her own one woman show, Me, My Mouth,  and I, which ran at The Cherry Lane Theatre. Most recently, she wrote a book, The Great Gasbag: An A to Z Guide to Surviving Trump World. She is currently writing plays during the pandemic to keep her sane. 

  • John Gould Rubin

    John Gould Rubin, Artistic Director of The Private Theater, for which he directed a site-specific Hedda Gabler, a radical deconstruction of Strindberg’s Playing With Fire at The Box and Rocco, Chelsea, Adriana, Sean, Claudia, Gianna, Alex at HERE; and former co-Artistic and Executive Director of LAByrinth, for which he directed 7 plays including premieres by John Patrick Shanley and Erin Cressida Wilson. He’s directed throughout NYC at Rattlestick, Ma-Yi, and The Public among others, notably: Turn Me Loose (w/Joe Morton) at The Westside (nominated Best Director Jos. Callaway Award/SDC), The Wallis-Annenberg in LA and Arena Stage in DC; Peer Gynt at The International Ibsen Festival in Oslo, Norway, Queen For A Day (w/David Proval & Vinnie Pastore off-Broadway,) The Cherry Orchard (w/Ellen Burstyn at The Actor’s Studio,) American Buffalo (w/Treat Williams and Stephen Adly Guirgis.) Current projects: A Doll House radically re-imagined w/The Private Theatre, Godless by Michael Ricigliano, Jr. off-Broadway, a radically re-imagined, King Lear w/Joe Morton at The Wallis Annenberg in LA and the premier of Emmett: Down in my Heart at the H.A.U. Theater to be co-produced with Label-Noir, an Afro-German theater company, in Berlin, Germany.

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Theater Programming supported in part by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Barbara Slifka, The Schaffner Family Foundation, Brown Harris Stevens, Michael Balmuth, Lang Insurance, and funding from The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming and The Melville Straus Family Endowment 
John Drew Backyard Theater
Special thanks to Marty and Michele Cohen, Ben Krupinski Builder, Hollander Design, and Groundworks Landscaping 
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