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â€œSue Costelloâ€™s charismatic performance is mesmerizing as you march with her through her teenage years on the Dorchester streets through her life in New York and Hollywood.â€ – Colin Quinn
â€œâ€¦a wonderful journey filled with lots of laughter and love.â€
- Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
â€œSueâ€™s show was amazing, hilarious, dark and brutally honest, Run donâ€™t walk to the theatre!
- Molly Shannon
SUE COSTELLO from the Oscar Nominated Film, The Fighter , Brings Her Acclaimed One-Woman Show to NYC For One Night Only
I Wasnâ€™t Trying To Be Funny at the Producersâ€™ Club NYC
September 11th – 7:30pm
New York City Aug 20th, 2013 – Sue Costello, acclaimed comic, actor and writer is set to bring her one-woman show, I Wasnâ€™t Trying To Be Funny, to The Producersâ€™ Club, 348 West 44th street, for one night only, Wednesday, September 11th at 7:30pm.
The alternately hilarious and heartbreaking show tracks Costello’s life as she goes from a nerdy kid, to the star of her own television show. After losing it all, Costello is faced with the fact that the superficiality of the material world was the only thing propping her up. Throughout the journey, Costello figures out that the only way for her to really be happy, is to live her life based on a foundation of hope, love, inner strength and humor.
Costello explains that she was inspired to write I Wasn’t Trying To Be Funny when her television show Costello was cancelled; â€œThe executives trusted me with my TV show because of my voice and vision. After the show ended, I wanted to keep growing, keep creating and keep writing. I knew I could get my view of the world out there in spite of any obstacles, if I trusted myself. The message of the show is to never quit in the search for your authentic selfâ€ Costello adds, â€œI Wasnâ€™t Trying to be Funny is art imitating life.â€
Rave reviews have poured in for prior workshops of I Wasnâ€™t Trying To Be Funny. The Boston Metro said â€œNot many people have the charisma, stamina, or the anecdotes to sustain a 1 1/2hr show alone, Sue Costello does it sans props, costumes or music in the play.â€ The Boston Herald called the show â€œpowerful, thanks to Costelloâ€™s frank charisma and her ability to mingle humor with tragedy. It’s the flipside of Costello’s stand up act- too brutal and frank to be disposable as a night of jokesâ€. The Patriot Ledger mused that, â€œCostello rivets the audience with a comicâ€™s gift for delivery and wit and an actressâ€™ skill with emotion.â€
Kristen Johnston called the show â€œbrilliant and agonizingly funny,â€ and Kevin Nealon commented, â€œGreat characters, great writing and hilarious delivery. She is the next Whoopiâ€¦only not black.â€ Patricia Clarkson agreed, “Sue Costello is an incredible talent â€“ I LOVED this show!”
ABOUT SUE COSTELLO
Sue Costello co-created, produced, and starred in the self-titled Boston-based sitcom Costello for the Fox Network. She has also appeared on NYPD BLUE, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and Last Comic Standing. Ms. Costello has appeared in feature films Southie with Donnie Wahlberg; Once in the Life with Laurence Fishburne; and The Fighter starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Mark Wahlberg. She just filmed the movie The Witching Hour with William Fosythe and Michael Madsen.
http://suecostello.com/ for full press articles and Episode #172 of â€œWTF with Marc Maronâ€ where Sue describes the journey of the show.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and can be purchased in advance here â€ªhttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/437251
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If they say cleanliness is next to Godliness, then creativity is next to spirituality.
I needed to destroy the false “me” that I created to survive humanity and give re birth to the “me” that was born from the spirit.
The deeper my internal life, the bigger my external life.
The more feelings that I can tolerate, the nicer my life becomes
It makes sense that the planet has run amok.
How arrogant is it to hate the beauty that was created?
It’s that human hatred that takes us off the path. If we hate ourselves and our bodies that will manifest outwardly. If we love ourselves, love will manifest in our home, our bodies and on our planet.
Humility is greatness.
It starts with the internal life of all individuals, who are connected.
Think about it- art connects people because it touches something inside them.
So we all have to destroy this false self and find the true spirit.
We are all the same inside it’s how we express that commonality that makes us authentic.
And then, that commonality is what connects us.
It’s not until we pull in, that we can pulsate out.
Stars do it, people do it , everything does it, because we are all the same and there is a natural rythem to life: a heart pump, pumped by breath, if you will.
Kids are pure but we adults hate that purity because this false world has created rules that have nothing to do with spirit. Rules that are never achievable.
Because the only rule is love, the beauty of the spirit, and it’s is always here, the human makes things ugly if not treated with the respect it deserves. Respect in the frailty of what it means to be so small yet so big at the same time.
Kids remind us that we had it and let it go.
Why do I feel so good when I’m connected and soo bad when I’m not?
When we are isolated we are sucking from the grid and feel depleted- when we show up and are engaged we are giving and receiving the sourse. Kind of like the blood going in and out of the heart, or the breath going in and out of the lungs.
It seems so simple but so complicated.
Because it’s humbling to see how simple we really are.
and I want to write that I’ve been working on my one woman show for 14years. It’s been through many transformations, titles and spaces. I’m feeling like this is it… it’s time to let it shine. I always wanted my show to represent my truth. Who I am as a person. To show the dark and the light. To show that even though it make look like the dark is more dominant, the tiniest light will brighten it. At any point in your journey you can choose love. I’m choosing love and I”m hoping you will too.
Hi, everyone. 2013 is gonna be the year of Kindness. If everyone did one tiny kind thing everyday the whole energy of the universe would change. It the depths of despair reach inside and push back that darkness with all the light you can find.
Sometimes it becomes a “if you can’t beat em u might as well join em thing”
That only perpetuates the pain. Love is the only way and it takes tremendous courage and strength to choose love. But I believe that we are capable of courage beyond this realm.