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Spirits of Exit Eleven

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Michael Carlsen
January 3, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Actor.

What type of theater do you like most to work on?
Honestly, if I could do new plays and experimental theatre for the rest of my life and make a living, i'd be a happy man. I'd like to give a big shoutout to my theatre company SPONSORED BY NOBODY. We do some good work. www.sponsoredbynobody.com

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one opening in NYC this winter that...?
Has a stripper pole onstage.

In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
"Spirits" is about people. It's about family and love and having eachother's back's when noone else does. It's also about loss and grieving, letting go and moving on, moving forward. Michael Puzzo has written amazingly complex,beautiful characters and I hope the audience falls in love with them as much as we have. This play is set in a strip club. It's not a stripper play. I hope the audience takes away the heart and humanity of this piece. I really think it's something special.

Which famous New Jerseyite would like your show the best: Snooki, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison?
"The Boss" would love this show. We need to figure out a way to get him to come to opening. Anyone know Bruce??