The Tenants

“Whats the fun in being a ghost if you can’t go through walls?”

Written by Dave Hanson

Genre: Tragicomedy

Dates:

  • Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 5:00pm

Language: English

Location: IATI Theater (64 E. 4th St. NYC 10003)

Synopsis

Albert and Lillian exist in an empty old New York apartment, spending their time bickering and teaching each other, trying to remember their lives. But when a young couple moves in, their world gets turned upside down as they live vicariously through the young couple and begin to remember what happened to them. What is a ghost? Are they spirits or just memories from a life unforgiven? Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf meets Beetlejuice, in a comedy that explores the consequences of life after the human condition.

About the Playwright

Dave Hanson is a playwright, actor, television writer and comedian known for his work on Chelsea Lately (E!), Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central), Trainwreck (Universal Pictures) and his internationally produced comedy Waiting For Waiting For Godot. Dave studied Theatre and English Literature at Whittier College in California. After graduating he moved to Los Angeles and began studying long form improv and sketch comedy at IO West, UCB (LA) and The Second City LA. He moved to New York in 2011.  As a playwright, Dave's comedy Waiting For Waiting For Godot was a hit at the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival and has since gone on to have several successful regional and international productions, including a successful commercial run in London in 2016.  Dave's other published and produced works include The Exit Interview, Cafe d'Automatique, and Thank You For Letting Me Have Sex With You.  Dave is currently a writer and producer for CBS Sports Network, as well as a guest lecturer at NYU and Rutgers University and will be teaching comedy writing at Emerson College in Boston this spring.