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Dead + Alive

This event has already taken place.Dec. 1, 2022 – 10, 7:30 – 8:30 pm,
photo-Dead + Alive-Dana Dailey & Richard Saudek-photographer John Behlmann-p

Drama Desk Award nominee One Year Lease Theater Company presents the world premiere of DEAD + ALIVE, conceived by Richard Saudek, and co-directed by Pher and Saudek, with original live music by Benjamin Domask-Ruh.


Dark, whimsical and inspired by death (and clowning), DEAD + ALIVE follows a devoted clown duo (performed by Richard Saudek and Dana Dailey) as one clown mourns their partner’s death while trying to keep their soul from escaping to run amok as a dybbuk. Set to live music, Jewish burial rituals meet classic vaudevillian clown routines in this delightfully funny and deeply moving show about partnership, loss and the difficult realization that the show–just like life–must go on.


DEAD + ALIVE is suitable for adults and theater savvy kids ages 12 and up. Parental discretion is advised due to dark themes of death, grief and the embodiment of the undead.


Check out the DEAD + ALIVE video trailer at https://youtu.be/PkQdWHjNF3s.