A new show about postcards and hair pins and a certificate from Harry Ramsden’s in Blackpool. About how long it takes to stop noticing where you are. About the compromise of a full life and the burden of a full heart and how it’s impossible to know where looking back will lead. About the task of being who we are without denying who we’ve been. About the importance of regret and the possibility of hope and the delusional idea of starting again. About all the books I’ve never read and all the jam I’ve ever eaten and the bags of torn tickets and the drawers of empty pens and the inevitable sadness of ever holding on to anything.
About, in short, the stuff in my house and the thoughts in my head.
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Daniel Kitson is a stand-up comedian and “monologist extraordinaire” (The New York Times). He has written and performed numerous works for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including Something, which received the Perrier Comedy Award; Stories for the Wobbly Hearted, which received the Scotsman Fringe First Award; and C-90, for which Kitson was awarded The Stage Acting Award for Best Solo Show and a Fringe First. His shows C-90, It’s The Fireworks Talking, Daniel Kitson Will Be Drinking Tea and Blowing Minds, Where Once Was Wonder, and After the Beginning Before the End have toured Europe and Australia. In Australia, Kitson received the Barry Award for It’s The Fireworks Talking and the Argus Angel Award for C-90. Kitson has brought several shows to St. Ann’s Warehouse in the US, including The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church in 2011; It’s Always Right Now, Until it’s Later in 2012; Analog.Ue in 2013; and Mouse in 2016. His first and only DC performance to date was at Studio Theatre.
(As of September 2019)