Whether We Like It or Not

Created & Performed by Ariel Lauryn and Lucy Shelby

About the Show

A Blonde and a Brunette walk into a living room, with lots of old, smoldering secrets, sisterly love-hate, and a gun. And guess, what? You're invited! These women, strain to remain civil and sophisticated in front of you, but cannot help but push each other's buttons. Outrageous revelations escalate as the many secrets they still hold unravel, tearing apart the living room and each other. With influences from Clown, Commedia, and Lucy and Ethel, this smart screwball comedy snowballs into non-stop entertainment and pleasure. Come join us for a drink, a laugh, and cry.

The show premiered at Dell'Arte, went on to New Orleans Fringe, and we are thrilled to have it now debut in New York!

Watch the Trailer!
About the Artists

Ariel Lauryn: Actor Creator. Ariel's childhood crushes included the likes of Danny Kaye and Donald O'Conner. But it wasn't until Lucy smacked her and said "You're funny, damnit!" that she finally realized physical comedy was her path. Since moving to NYC, Ariel has performed with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (Off-Broadway), The Talking Band, Columbia Stages, Stegosaurus, and LES Shakes. She has worked with The Puppet Kitchen, The Ume Group, and Built4Collapse; directing, puppeteering, writing, and prat falling as she goes. www.ariellauryn.com

Lucy Shelby is an actor, creator, and comedian. She received her BA in Theatre Performance from Marymount Manhattan College, with an abroad semester at The British American Dramatic Academy in London. She has had the privilege to work with many great teachers from Steve Beauchamp, Ronlin Forman, Mick BArnfather, Aitor BAsauri, Selina Cadell, and many more. She is deeply humbled by her partner Ariel, and all of her opportunities to learn, grow, connect, perform, and understand more deeply the comedy of this human experience. www.lucyshelby.com

Part of Flint & Tinder, The Tank's flagship theater series. For more information and for other shows in the series, please click HERE.


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