Dan Ruth’s award winning show, A Life Behind Bars, will return to the Carnegie Stage next week from October 24-26, 2019. The Johnstown, PA native and Brooklyn, NY based actor is the writer and solo performer in this multi-award-winning, critically acclaimed black comedy. Ruth performed this show here to sold-out crowds earlier this year, and we're thrilled to have him return to Carnegie Stage once more .
Fermented in over two decades of working and surviving in the dives and bars of New York City, A Life Behind Bars is an unapologetic, funny and transcendent tale of what can happen when you reach for the stars but grab for the bottle instead. The show comes to life through comedic monologues, interwoven with characters Ruth encountered while working and drinking in the bars and dives of pre-Giuliani Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Developed at David Drake’s Solo Show Shop at the The Abrons Center in 2014, A Life Behind Bars was first performed to a single sold-out audience on December 19th, 2015 at Dixon Place in NYC. The show went on to mount sold-out performances at both The Gutter Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the Theatre Lab in Richmond, Virginia. In 2017, Ruth brought the show to The United Solo Festival and The Laurie Beechman Theatre.
**Please Note: A Life Behind Bars has frank language and mature themes.
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