A Life Behind Bars at The Loft - 4/1

A Life Behind Bars at The Loft - 4/1

Monday, April 01 2019 7:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start


General Admission
Mon Apr 01 2019

A Life Behind Bars at The Loft - 4/1

at The Loft at City Winery



General Admission Seated Ticket



Tickets will be $20 Day of Show

"A Life Behind Bars" is an award-winning, hilarious and seedy tour-de-force roller coaster ride of after-hour whiskey shots, horror films and rock and roll.  Dan Ruth shares dark, comic monologues, interwoven with characters hes encountered while working and drinking in the bars and dives of pre-gentrified New York City.  From a city health inspector, to a Brooklyn "new money" hipster, to a Hell's Kitchen-Andrew Lloyd Webber-loving piano bar denizen, to his own alcoholic celebration and fall, "A Life Behind Bars" shines with an incredible light on over two decades of tending bar in New York City with an incredible message of survival.

"Drawing from years of tending bar in Big Apple watering holes, Ruth transforms himself into 18 bleary bar denizens, one of whom is Ruth himself, bar towel on shoulder and standing squarely at the center of this whirling, boozy world.  An actor of immense talent...profane, captivating and masterful." Richmond Times Dispatch

"Not only is Dan's show hilarious and astute in the witnessing of the evolution of NYC, it is a master class in the art of the creation and execution of multiple characterization solo plays.  Go!" David Drake, (OBIE Award-winning & writer, "The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me.")

"One of the best solo performances I've ever seen...get a ticket!"broadwayradio.com

"A tour-de-force black comedy!" QLife, Los Angeles

"Highly impressed by the alternately hilarious and despondent Dan Ruth in "A Life Behind Bars."
Brad Schrieber of Huffington Post

"A Master Storyteller!" My Haunt Life, Los Angeles

"This is not simply a journey of redemption, it's a renewal of the spirit...humorous and captivating." nohoartsdistrict.com

"Crawl into the gutter...a depiction of life in the service business that any bartender [patron] can relate to." bedford+bowery

"A funny, wet-your-pants show, with an outstanding performer and a comical but powerful message." Theater Pizzazz

'A gifted writer and an actor of impressive dramatic and comedic strength." bistroawards.com

"So fine tuned...His observations and impressions so nuanced and laugh-out-loud funny…spiked with the darkest humor, often at breakneck speed. [Ruth] delivers laughs galore." BlogCritics.com