Written and performed by Patrick McCartney (From Cold Lake, Elf, Conan O’Brien), Sinister Kid explores mental illness, trauma and addiction with humor and absolute truth. This deeply personal solo show starts with the death of McCartney’s mother and becomes an exploration of his alcoholism and heroin addiction, all the while taking the audience through his journey to reconnect with his mom. McCartney also shares the stage with violinist Mae Roney, whose music provides color and texture to the piece, and the show is directed by Shira Piven (Welcome to Me, Transparent).
“Patrick McCartney is a phenomenally gifted performer, whose work I have admired for years. But we almost lost this extraordinary artist to alcoholism and drug addiction — which would have been a tragedy on so many levels. Now McCartney has returned to the stage with a one man show about his struggle with substance abuse. Miraculously, SINISTER KID manages to be simultaneously brilliant, devastating, hilarious, humble, searching, and triumphant. Go see it. It’s a beautiful piece of work.” ~Author Elizabeth Gilbert (Big Magic, Eat Pray Love, City of Girls)
Tickets are $12 and available for purchase online for the September 27 and October 18 performances. For more information about Sinister Kid, please contact the PIT at 212-563-7488 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.