By: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney
Director: Alex Timbers
Scenery by: Scott Pask
Costumes by: Emily Rebholz
Sound by: MuTTT L. Dogg
Producer: Patrick Catullo & Marcia Goldberg
George St. Geegland & Gil Faizon
The Lyceum Theatre
New York City, NY
Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland are two legendary bachelors from the Upper West Side of Manhattan. They’re here together to present their new play.
Performing the whole evening as these septuagenarian characters that they’ve been creating and refining for a decade (famously on Comedy Central’s “The Kroll Show”), Nick Kroll and John Mulaney led each audience full of comedy nerds and theatre dorks through a hilarious evening full of improv, razor sharp sketch comedy, audience interaction, and even some truly touching moments that provide a deeper glimpse into this lifelong friendship.
The lighting is controlled in the world of the play by Gil and George’s fictional unpaid intern, Ruvi Nandam, so it got to have some real personality. Ruvi would take cues on his own, miss others by accident, provide a running commentary through his lighting choices, and blink the lights when the guys give him a shout-out from the stage. In some cases, a light cut itself is literally the punch line of a joke. It is not often that a lighting designer gets to write truly funny light cues. This was one of those rare opportunities.