Work the Act
A New Comedy With A Catskills Attitude
What do you get when you combine performance art with a Catskills attitude?
You get Work the Act, a new comedy from TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater.
Work the Act follows the misadventures of the Rolling Bag Players, a struggling theater company. After a series of comic mishaps gets them fired from a Holiday Inn in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, they decide to re-invent themselves as an avant-garde performance group. When their show – “Take the Spanish Civil War, Please” – is a huge success, the reactions of these misfit comics are even more surprising.
Work the Act is supported, in part, by the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin; the Wisconsin Arts Board, with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the State of Wisconsin; Dane Arts; the Neil Allen Peckett Memorial Fund of TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater.