TJ and Dave with special musical guest IKE REILLY Friday, October 11th at THE TOWN HALL 123 W 43rd St, New York, NY @ 8pm

August 4th, 2013 | Uncategorized | tjanddave | No Comments

Since they began returning to New York for sold-out weekend stands at The Barrow Street Theatre in 2005, the Second City veterans TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi have nurtured a passionately loyal downtown audience comprised in equal parts of theatre fans and fans and practitioners of improvisation. Now these Wright Brothers of the Unwritten, who create full-length, hour-long plays from scratch (without audience suggestions) are bringing their daring brand of theatre uptown. Their hour-long instant plays, which materialize before our eyes, are often insightful, multiple-character stories with deeply moving outcomes. And what makes them all the more remarkable — fans attest — is that these dazzling feats of literary and acting ingenuity NEVER recycle stories or characters.

A former hotel doorman and gravedigger, Ike Reilly is a popular musical provocateur with an ax to grind, who is well-known in Chicago’s indie rock scene. He is already familiar to TJ & Dave fans for providing them with their pre-show anthem, which they’ve used from the beginning. With a persona gravitating somewhere between Lenny Bruce and Woody Guthrie, Reilly writes songs, plays guitar, and leads the rock band “The Ike Reilly Assassination,” which this summer is completing its sixth full-length record. Reilly has opened for TJ & Dave (and TJ & Dave for Reilly) many times in Chicago over the past ten years. This is their first joint appearance in New York.

TJ & Dave are part of Just Words: A Spoken Word Celebration at The Town Hall, Fall 2013. Just Words is a series of groundbreaking performances by masters of language and renowned spoken word institutions. In a variety of exciting, thought-provoking shows, The Town Hall celebrates verbal expression and its boundless power to entertain and educate.

Tickets are $42 (includes $2 facility fee) at or via phone at 1-800-982-2787

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