This is Like That
a new play
written by Michael Sean Cirelli
directed by Emerie Snyder
Next up: Performances August 31st to September 4th as part of Theater for the New City’s Dream Up Festival. BUY TICKETS HERE!
A man walks into a lecture room and says to the class… no wait, sorry. So there’s a lecture hall, a slide projector, and an apple… there’s supposed to be a man? Oh right, the man walks in. So a man walks into a lecture room—no wait, there’s no apple. What I mean is he wants to tell the world about the beauty he finds in language, only he can’t find the words for it.
A show for anyone who has ever felt misunderstood, or felt they might feel understood but weren’t. This is Like That is a one-person play that grapples with questions about language, identity, religion, and the stories we tell others and ourselves.
Also, there’s definitely an apple.
Development history includes a reading in Fall 2015, a workshop production in April 2016, a performance in the Flying Solo Festival (Secret Theatre, Queens) in May 2016, and a workshop presented by All For One Theater in March 2018, performed by comedian Jordan Carlos.
photos of 2018 workshop featuring Jordan Carlos by Emerie Snyder
photos of 2016 workshop featuring Michael Sean Cirelli by Emerie Snyder and Carl Wiemann