"Combustibly funny... Bogosian explodes and crackles like a lit firecracker that just won't quit." -Jan Stewart, New York Newsday
"Sheer virtuosity." - Nancy Franklin, New Yorker
In his fifth and brashest solo show, Eric Bogosian again aims scorching social commentary at the contemporary urban and suburban scene. From subway panhandlers to barbecue-crazed millionaires, Bogosian reveals the hidden humor, fear, hypocrisy and rage of Americans - including, for the first time, "Eric Bogosian," a hyperaggressive stand-up comic. With this seductive element of self-revelation, he heightens the disturbing connections between his characters and, by extension, between us and the people we try not to see - and not to be - every day.
One of America’s premier performers and most innovative and provocative artists, Eric Bogosian’s plays and solo work include suburbia
(Lincoln Center Theater, 1994; adapted to film by director Richard Linklater, 1996); Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll
, Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead
; Humpty Dumpty
; Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
; Drinking in America
; Notes from Underground
and Talk Radio
(Pulitzer Prize finalist; New York Shakespeare Festival, 1987; Broadway, 2007; adapted to film by director Oliver Stone, 1988). He has starred in a wide variety of film, TV and stage roles. Most recently, he created the character of Captain Danny Ross on the long-running series Law & Order: Criminal Intent
. In 2014, TCG published 100 (monologues)
, a collection that commemorates thirty years of Bogosian’s solo-performance career.