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No Place To Go

Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra

The company where he’s worked for the past ten years is moving to another planet, and playwright Ethan Lipton doesn’t want to go. Part love letter to his co-workers, part query to the universe, part protest to his company and country, No Place to Go delivers a hilarious, irreverent and personal musical ode to the unemployed. Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra perform this OBIE Award-winning theatrical song cycle steeped in musical traditions including jazz, blues, folk, country and lounge.

“...[LIPTON] MAKES SWEET (AND OCCASSIONALLY SOUR) SOUNDS THAT EVOKE A WHOLE, HIGHLY PERSONALIZED HISTORY OF AMERICA SINGING THROUGH ITS TROUBLES.” —The New York Times

ABOUT ETHAN LIPTON:

Ethan Lipton is an OBIE Award-winning playwright and performer who has been a Kesselring nominee, an O’Neill Conference finalist, and a resident playwright at New York Stage & Film. He is the 2012/13 Playwright’s Realm’s Page One resident playwright, an alum of The Public Theater’s emerging writers group and a Clubbed Thumb affiliated artist. Ethan has received playwriting grants from NYFA, NYSCA and the NEA, as well as numerous commissions.



Cast

Vocals Ethan Lipton
Saxophone Vito Dieterle
Electric Guitar Eben Levy*
Bass / Acoustic Ian Riggs
*Substitute Rick Snell

Creative

Written by Ethan Lipton
Music Composed & Performed by Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra
Original Direction by Leigh Silverman
Originally Produced by Joe's Pub / The Public Theater
Produced in Association with Arktype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann

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Show Information

FEB 20 -  22, 2014

  • Location The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Emerson/Paramount Center
  • Written by Ethan Lipton
  • Originally directed by Leigh Silverman
  • Composed and Performed by Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra
  • Originally produced by The Public Theater / Joe’s Pub, New York, NY
  • Presented in Association with Arktype
  • Series Pioneer
  • Ages 12+
  • Running Time 90 minutes with no intermission

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