Comic Potential

Comic Potential

By Alan Ayckbourn 
Directed by John Tillinger 
With Alexander Chaplin, John Curless, Janie Dee, MacIntyre Dixon, Carson Elrod, Peter Michael Goetz, Mercedes Herrero, Robin Moseley, Kristine Nielson and Kellie Overbey. 
Presented by special arrangement with Michael Codron

Janie Dee swept London's three Best Actress honors (the Laurence Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards) for her performance in this futuristic black comedy about an aspiring screenwriter who gets more than he bargained for when he falls in love with his robotic leading lady. This intriguing look at how life could turn out in the not too distant future -- from Britain's master of the comic flourish -- was also nominated for London's prestigious Olivier Award for Best Comedy.

EXTENDED! Now through January 7, 2001

One of Time Magazine's Ten "Best Theatre 2000"
"COMIC POTENTIAL Alan Ayckbourn, a British delicacy long under appreciated in the U.S., gets treated right in this deft off-Broadway production of his London hit. Janie Dee is brilliant as a robot actor of the future, in a comedy whose laughs are more than skin deep."  - Time Magazine

And the Critics said...

"If you are going to see only one play in your life, make it Comic Potential! One of the finest plays of all my theatregoing decades. A spectacular achievement!"
     -John Simon, New York Magazine

"Janie Dee gives a performance of mouth-dropping finesse. Enchanting and delicious Comic Potential glows warmingly with her transforming human touch. Blithely directed by John Tillinger. And the production has been mounted with wit and handsomeness by its design team: John Lee Beatty (sets), Jane Greenwood (costumes), Brian MacDevitt (lighting) and Bruce Ellman (sound)."
     -Ben Brantley, New York Times

"Comic Potential is a blissful evening of theatre. Janie Dee is divine!"
     -Michael Kuchawara, Associated Press

"A Winner! An entertaining, first-class show! Janie Dee is simply amazing! Get ready to adore her!"
-Michael Sommers, Newhouse Newspapers 

"Janie Dee is deliriously funny and disarmingly poignant!"
     -Charles Isherwood, Variety



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