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David Carl's

Celebrity One-Man Hamlet

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Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

co-created + directed by Michole Biancosino
co-created, written + as performed by David Carl

★★★★ Carl’s 90-minute solo is as much fun as its title suggests... It's crazy hilarious.

Time Out New York

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The Play

NY Fringe Outstanding Solo Performance Award-winner David Carl portrays Gary Busey in this offbeat, hilarious one-man show. Having triumphed in Celebrity Big Brother, survived Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, taken on Meatloaf and Donald Trump, Keanu Reeves’ favorite costar now undertakes his biggest challenge yet: performing all the parts in Hamlet with outrageous songs and homemade puppets. Carl channels the ultimate Hamlet-ized Busey in what Georgetown Voice has deemed “the best impersonation of Gary Busey the world will ever know.” A hit among critics, Shakespeare scholars and fans of Busey alike, don’t miss out on the tragically epic madness.

 

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About David Carl

David Carl uses his background in improv, coaching, voiceover, soap operas, radio and theater to bring David Carl's Celebrity One-Man Hamlet to life.
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Critical Acclaim

“Quirky, smart, a breakout hit...Carl expertly skewers Busey's public persona in a 90-minute play that's laugh-out-loud funny.”
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