Rachel Dratch, Mo Rocca and More to Lead TAIL! SPIN! at New York International Fringe Festival
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by BWW News Desk
TAIL! SPIN!, described as "a hilarious and heartbreaking verbatim reenactment of the preposterous sex scandals that brought down Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Wiener of New York, Former U.S. Congressman Mark Foley of Florida, and Former U.S. Senator Larry Craig of Idaho," will have its world premiere during the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival.
Featuring only the words spoken, emailed, tweeted and penned by the politicians themselves, TAIL! SPIN! is “typed” by Mario Correa (contributor to NPR’s “Weekend Edition” and co-host of WNYC’s “RelationShow”), directed by Tony-nominee Dan Knechtges and stars a cast that includes Rachel Dratch (“Saturday Night Live”), Sean Dugan (NBC’s “Smash”) and Mo Rocca (“CBS Sunday Morning,” “The Daily Show”), among others TBA. It will play five performances ONLY during the first week of the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival at the Kraine Theatre (85 East 4th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) as follows:
Saturday, August 11 @ 12pm
Politics is dirty--but politicians are dirtier. That truth is laid bare in TAIL! SPIN!, a hysterical, verbatim mash-up of the documented interviews, secret e-mails, raunchy texts and Twitter gaffes that brought down politicians Anthony Weiner, Larry Craig, Mark Foley and Mark Sanford. Using only the actual words of the disgraced politicians, their paramours, and the media they tried to spin, TAIL! SPIN! weaves an intricate, overlapping narrative of the power of sex--and the sex lives of the powerful. Created by NPR contributor Mario Correa and directed by Tony-nominee Dan Kenechtges (Lysistrata Jones), TAIL! SPIN! features a cast of five including former SNL star Rachel Dratch, Broadway vet and recent star of “Smash” Sean Dugan and news personality and current correspondent on “CBS Sunday Morning” Mo Rocca, playing a whopping thirty under- and over-sexed roles. From Larry Craig's 'wide stance' to Mark Foley's underage pages, Anthony Weiner's immortalized nether regions to Mark Sanford's beloved Appalachian Trail, in TAIL! SPIN!, we meet our erected leaders.