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Whale Song
or: Learning to Live with Mobyphobia

A play by Claire Kiechel

October 29-November 8, 2014

A warm-blooded comedy about looking for answers.

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Plus 1 Solo Show Festival
Fall 2014

Sunday, November 2 and
Monday, November 3, 2014

An evening of funny and smart original solo shows.

TIC to premiere the stage version of Elinor Lipman’s
The Inn at Lake Devine in 2015

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Tongue in Cheek Theater will adapt the popular novel The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman into a full-length play over 2015, culminating with a three-week performance run October 7-24, 2015 in midtown NYC.

About The Inn at Lake Devine, The New York Times writes, "in her delightful novel, The Inn at Lake Devine, Elinor Lipman waltzes fearlessly though a minefield of identity politics. Anti-Semitism, intermarriage, ethnic cuisine and Anne Frank are some of the unlikely, loaded subjects of this witty romantic comedy."

TIC is thrilled to be adapting this work for the stage. Read the entire press release and follow TIC on Facebook and Twitter for updates to this exciting project!

Blogging About: Caralie Chrisco in Plus 1 Solo Show Festival

Tongue in Cheek Theater's November 2014 Plus 1 Solo Show Festival runs for 2 performances, from Sunday-Monday, November 2-3, 2014 at 8 pm.  All shows are at The Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor in midtown NYC.  Tickets are $20 at and by calling 212-868-4444.

We are thrilled to welcome to the festival Caralie Chrisco, performing her original piece Just Leave Me Here. We asked the hilarious Caralie about her inspirations.

What inspired you to create your piece?
I used to read fitness magazines while sitting around drinking beer. I was obsessed with personal transformations but only as an onlooker. Now I'm healthier and active but getting there has had wonky moments of loneliness and frustration. I wanted to talk about how making the "best" choices can be positive but there are still moments of longing for whiskey and bad decisions.  

Where are you from and when did you come to NYC?
I'm from Lake Charles, Louisiana and never knew how proud of that I was until I left. Now I'm all fleur de lis and WHO DAT about it. I moved to NYC in 2008 at the height of economic crisis. I couldn't get a job anywhere (places I got rejected from include Planet Hollywood, American Eagle, and Shake Shack, the list goes on). I finally got a job hosting at a restaurant with pink couches and fedora-wearing servers. In the Times Review it noted when asked which wines were available the server said "red and white". This establishment has since closed.

Tell us a funny story about a time you saved the day or failed miserably onstage.
I played Major Barbara in a musical version (yep). Running time was 3 hours and were accompanied by midi tracks. There was a narrator who would state the obvious throughout the show..."Barbara is reading a book." ...really necessary stuff. The whole cast knew how bad it was and hated it until we realized we had comedy gold on our hands a la Waiting for Guffman. Once the writer/director stopped showing up, we camped it up, had a blast and got huge laughs. I had a few friends see it more than once.

If you like great storytelling and music, you're in for a treat with the talented artists in our 12th Plus 1 Solo Show Festival, so get your tickets here and catch the following pieces and musical guest Ellia Bisker of Sweet Soubrette:

Social Studies by Elizabeth Phillips 
How far would you go to make history?

Home by Karen Elliott 
A woman's on-going search to find home leads her to unexpected places. 

Just Leave Me Here by Caralie Chrisco 
If you’ve given up all vices to no big prize, should you stop doing burpees and go back to burgers? 

New Year's Eve Party Crash by Dale Davidson 
The biggest party of the year entails facing your fears.
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