Ah, the angst of the angry young man. “His fist in the air, and his head in the sand,” as a Long Island poet once said.
The titular character of Jerry Polner’s Quit the Road, Jack is just such a young man, but instead of staying at home with his back to the wall, he’s on the lam across the continent, with his hapless, divorced, bickering parents two steps behind.
GSAS! spoke with the show’s director Jonathan Warman, as well as actors Rosemary Howard and Rob Skolits—listen in as they discuss quirkiness and outsiders, balancing truth & comedy, surreal vs. more than real, drawing inspiration from political cartoons & Mexican street art, and inspiring conversations outside the theater.
“The more truthful and real it is…it actually is more funny.”
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Radical Gags Theatrics presents
Quit the Road, Jack
written by Jerry Polner
directed by Jonathan Warman
March 5–22, 2015
357 W. 36th Street, 3rd Floor
tickets: $18, available via OvationTix