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The Foundry Theatre
140-142 2nd Ave, Suite 405
New York, NY 10003
(212) 777 - 1444

The Myopia

An Epic Burlesque of Tragic Proportion


The Atlantic Theater, NYC

Written by

Directed by

Performed by

The Myopia is a comedy about Barclay, who is secretly writing a play about his father, Febus, who is struggling to finish a musical about Warren G. Harding that features his grandmother, Yetti, his mother, a Jewish Rapunzel named Koreen, Mrs. Harding, 16 U.S. Senators in the smoke-filled room, and a cameo performance from Carol Channing. This entire cavalcade is performed by one character, our Raconteur for the evening, who in turn is performed by the inimitable David Greenspan from a single armchair on a bare stage.

Performed weekends w/ PLAYS by Gertrude Stein

Written & Performed By
David Greenspan
Directed By
Brian Mertes

Stage & Lighting Design By

Peter Ksander

Stage Manager

Casey Llewellyn

The Myopia is nothing short of revolutionary. No one is like Greenspan … a one-man cabinet of wonders. Anyone can stage pictures but few can bedazzle the mind’s eye.
TimeOut NY

… a piece of sheer astonishment, merging theatrical flamboyance and intellectual audacity, that have become synonymous with the name of David Greenspan. …a tragedy that could send you home thinking you’ve been on an amusement-park ride.
Village Voice

An actor of uncommon gifts… Once seen – perhaps experienced is a better word – Mr. Greenspan is not forgotten. He moves like a graceful animal on the prowl… he speaks dialogue as if it’s modernist music … he both stops the show and sends it soaring onto another plane entirely.
NY Times