New York Theater: THE TONIGHT ZOOM WITH JORDAN KLEPPER (Elevator Repair Service)

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by Gregory Bernard on June 12, 2021

in Theater-New York,Virtual


On June 23, the celebrated Off-Broadway theater company Elevator Repair Service will present The Tonight Zoom with Jordan Klepper A Celebration of Live Theatre (remotely) (and partially pre-taped), a virtual gala hosted by comedian Jordan Klepper (The Opposition with Jordan KlepperThe Daily Show). Klepper will interview ERS company members Vin Knight (Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf), April Matthis (Gatz) and Annie McNamara (The Sound and the Fury) as they portray some of their favorite ERS characters.

The event features appearances by actor and comedian Fred Armisen (PortlandiaSaturday Night Live), actress Maura Tierney (The AffairER), actor Thomas Sadoski (Life In PiecesThe Newsroom)  actor and writer Arian Moayed (SuccessionThe Accidental Wolf), playwright Young Jean Lee (Straight White MenWe’re Gonna Die), actor Joel Perez (Fun HomeSweet Charity), and special musical guest Yo La Tengo.

April Matthis
Vin Knight
Annie McNamara
A New York City–based company that creates original works for live theater with an ongoing ensemble, ERS’s sources range from found material (transcripts of trials, old movies, YouTube videos) to literature and conventional plays (both classical and contemporary). Founded in 1991, ERS has authored an extensive body of work that includes 19 original theatrical productions. These have earned the company a loyal following and made it one of New York’s most highly acclaimed experimental theater companies. Gatz (2006), along with The Sound and the Fury (2008) and The Select (The Sun Also Rises) (2010), form a trilogy of work based on great American novels from the early 20th century. ERS productions share a commitment to risk-taking and reinvention, blending unusual texts with innovations in theatrical form. The finished works feature the company’s signature dynamic performance style and playful sense of humor coupled with a rigorous commitment to psychologically complex performances.

The Tonight Zoom with Jordan Klepper:
A Celebration of Live Theater (remotely) (and partly pre-taped)
Elevator Repair Service
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
7:00 pm EST – Private virtual cocktail reception (for purchasers of $2500+ and their guests)
7:30 PM EST – Stream of The Tonight Zoom (running time approximately one hour)
links and additional info provided upon ticket purchase

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