last laugh

The Club

February 22 - 24, 2008
Friday & Saturday 10pm
Sunday 5:30pm

Tickets $15

Written & Performed by Eric Lockley
Part of La MaMa's celebration of Black History Month

Is laughter always the best medicine? This hilarious, at times satirical comedy examines what happens as two black performers begin to confuse performance and reality. Their struggle to come to terms with their obligation to entertain and their ability to maintain an authentic self-hood is a thought-provoking character-study that considers the challenges of pleasing the public, paying the bills, battling stereotypes, and somehow still remaining true to one's self.
Who will have the last laugh?. . . You be the judge.

Directed by Jonathan McCrory, stage management by Kelly Thomas, lighting design by Ben McCardell, sound design by Ellie Famutimi, set design by Jaun Grafton

 is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He holds a BFA in Drama with a double major in African Studies. Eric has performed in various productions at Tisch including The Winter's Tale, Black Girl, Inside the Belly of the Beast, andRichard Wesley's Black Terror. Eric has also performed in a number of devised-theater pieces including 07:00 Seconds, based on the best-selling book BLINK by Malcolm Gladwell, and CHAINS, a spoken word show that he performed while abroad in South Africa. Eric's writing credits include two one-man shows--Last Laugh and Asking For More, his short exploration into America's habit of over-consumption for the 2007 Globesity Festival. Besides the medium of theater, Eric is featured in a number of films including Underbelly, A Riot in the Dark and most notably the short film Midway directed by Darius Monroe, which airs on HBO in February. Eric is Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Movement Theatre Company, a company that produces writers, directors and actors seeking to create alternative representations of people of color in the arts and media.    


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