Let's Get This Damn Thing Over With

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Opened Feb 20, 2004
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Meet native New Yorker Liz Thompson in her one-lady show Let's Get This Damn Thing Over With. The only child of a single mother, and the product of a series of babysitters - a Portuguese Jehovah's witness, a mute homosexual, an Irish racist, and a grandmother who hates Michael Landon - Liz tells a unique New York story with an edgy humor that is sure to have everyone talking. We join Liz in New York during the 1970's and 80's as she searches for her place among junior high gang members in public school and on scholarship among New York's "elite" in private school. By age 10, she's frequenting OTB. She's rolling canolli's in the East Village at 11. And by 13, under the tutelage of her temporary mobster stepfather, Otto, she's canoeing down the Hudson with a boatload of coked-up mafiosos.