Colin Quinn Unconstitutional is re-opening for Independence Day in the spirit of the theme of the show.
On May 25th, 1787, fifty-five delegates in wigs and tights sat down to create a country from scratch. In 2013, Colin Quinn offers his unique comedic perspective on our national character. From predator drones to the Kardashians, he pulls no punches in asking if this is what the founding fathers planned.
Directed by Rebecca A. Trent, Colin Quinn Unconstitutional is also produced by Brian Stern, with set design by James Fauvell, costume design by Alexis Forte, and lighting design by Sarah Lurie.
The New Yorker calls Colin Quinn Unconstitutional “Entertaining and a little shocking” while The New York Daily News applauds “Fast, furious and funny! In Quinn we trust.”Time Out New York give the show a critics’ pick and The Hollywood Reporter cheers “Hilarious! Wonderfully riotous.”
After the New York run of the show is completed, Colin Quinn Unconstitutional will embark on a tour in the fall, travelling to the original 13 colonies, in the sprit of the Constitution.
Colin Quinn Unconstitutional marks Colin’s return to the New York stage after his acclaimed Broadway engagement of Long Story Short, for which he was nominated for the Drama Desk Award as well as an Emmy Award for the HBO broadcast of the play.
Tickets for Colin Quinn Unconstitutional at The Cherry Lane Theatre are $45 with premium seating available. Colin Quinn Unconstitutional plays Monday-Tuesday at 8pm, Thursday – Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 5pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 7pm. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.cherrylanetheatre.org or calling (212) 352-3101. For more information, please visit: www.ColinQuinnUnconstitutional.com
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COLIN QUINN (Writer/Performer) A native of Brooklyn, Colin Quinn began his stand-up career in New York as a regular on the comedy club circuit. He made his television debut as co-host of MTV's popular game show Remote Control. In 1995, Quinn landed a spot on the legendary late-night show Saturday Night Live, where he entertained audiences for five seasons. After SNL, Quinn tackled societal issues on Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn, in which he served as the show’s host, creator and executive producer, from 2002 - 2004. In addition to his television work, Colin has appeared in many films, including A Night at the Roxbury, Comedian, and Adam Sandler'sGrown Ups. Colin’s first one-man show, Sanctifying Grace, began off-Broadway in 1994 and was later produced as Colin Quinn—An Irish Wake and played at the Helen Hayes Theatre.In 2010, he returned to the Helen Hayes Theatre and starred in the hit Broadway show Colin Quinn Long Story Short. Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, the show was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and was nominated for an Emmy as a HBO special in 2011. Colin is currently the king of Twitter and will be back on the upcoming season of HBO’s “Girls.”