Dan Ruth shares dark comic monologues and stories fermented in over 20 years of booze, bars, & gentrification. A Life Behind Bars shows what can happen when you reach for the stars but grab the bottle instead.
A Life Behind Bars marks Dan Ruth’s return to the New York stage after many years in the NYC bar/restaurant industry. Dan began working on this original work of stand-up, stories and monologues with David Drake (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me) at The Abrons Center in 2014. With his long-time friend, collaborator and Director Tanya Moberly, he mounted a sold-out performance of A Life Behind Bars at Dixon Place in December 2015, followed by a run of Mondays at The Gutter Bar in his home neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and a full 2-week run at TheatreLab in Richmond, Va. He recently made his Off-Broadway debut last October at The United Solo Festival, where A Life Behind Bars won for “Best Autobiographical Show.” A Life Behind Bars rocked The Laurie Beechman Theater on 42nd Street & was extended.
Since his return to New York City, Ruth was honored with the 2018 Bistro Award for outstanding ‘Solo Play’ on March 12th at The Gotham Comedy Club. Later in February, Ruth was honored with the 2018 Martha Hill Newell Playwright Fund Award and recently just captured the 2018 MAC Award for ‘Best Spoken Word Artist’ at B.B. King’s in New York City’s Time Square.
There is a $20.00 cover charge plus a $20.00 food and/or beverage minimum for this performance.