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Abingdon Theatre Company Launches Second Stage Series With The Dork Knight

Jason O'Connell's play, directed by Tony Speciale, is currently playing ahead of a January 17 opening.

Jason O'Connell channels Jack Nicholson's Joker from Batman in The Dork Knight, directed by Tony Speciale, at Abingdon Theatre Company.
(© Ben Strothmann)

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its Second Stage series with The Dork Knight, written and performed by Jason O'Connell (Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility, A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Pearl). Tony Speciale (Stet) directs the show, currently in performances, ahead of a January 17 opening at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex.

Jason O'Connell gives a lesson in how to impersonate Jack Nicholson's Joker.
(© Ben Strothmann)

The Dork Knight is described as follows: "Featuring numerous 'cameos' from the bat voices in O'Connell's head, The Dork Knight is a trip down cinematic memory lane that begins with the 1989 Michael Keaton blockbuster, and strolls past George Clooney's bat nipples, Christian Bale's bat growl, and a couple of iconic Jokers...O'Connell's funny, intimate memoir demonstrates how one's 'inner geek' can guide and inspire in good times and in bad."

The production features scenic design by Jerry Marsini, lighting design by Zach Blane, costume design by Hunter Kaczorowski, and production stage management from Michelle Viteri.

Jason O'Connell in The Dork Knight at Abingdon Theatre Company.
(© Ben Strothmann)

Abingdon's Second Stage series features intimate productions in the 56-seat Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. With seating capability on three sides, the goal is to create an immediate and immersive experience for audiences, with a focus on performance and storytelling.

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