2014

Culture Project presents

The Junket

written and performed by Mike Albo

directed by David Schweizer

Lynn Redgrave Theater
45 Bleecker St, NYC

See Ovation Calendar for exact times - Tuesday-Saturday shows at 7PM or 9PM, Sundays at 3PM

Writer/performer/comedian Mike Albo presents his newest solo show The Junket, about what happens when your freelance job turns out to be your worst enemy. In this hilarious, harrowing, thinly-veiled tale, Mike gets a freelance gig to pen a column for the country’s most influential newspaper. It’s a dream come true, and after years of low pay, Albo thinks he may finally be able to afford NYC’s new luxury loft lifestyle (he even gets a new stylish boyfriend). But after he goes on an over­-the-top, ill-fated press junket, he becomes a gossip item on the city’s snarkiest, meanest blog, and is thrown into an acrimonious war between old and new media. The Junket is a much ­needed investigation into the compromised state of modern journalism, provoking questions about how we get our news and who gives it to us.

"Mr. Albo, a skillful performer and comedian as well as a keen journo-observer, has a way with words and line delivery."
- New York Times
"[Mike Albo] takes on 21st-century media hypocrisy" with "quick-witted hilarity"
- OUT.com