A live staged reading of 'McGraw vs. Shaw: The Double Play', took place on September 20th, 2015 at Foley's NY Pub & Restaurant, Home of the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame.
William Gibson's The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut & The Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree
The comedy ensemble ‘By The Mummers’ returned to The Secret Theatre in Long Island City to bring a bit of holiday cheer with William Gibson’s 'The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut, & The Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree'. Presenting the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus from a fresh and richly creative point of view, the play combines a series of cleverly constructed short scenes, traditional Christmas music and antic characterizations into a wholly original theatre piece.
On Monday September 8th, the [By The Mummers] celebrated the late Sid Caesar's birthday with a one night only performance of Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor'. Presented at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City, the high speed comedy was inspired by Simon's youthful experience as a staff writer on Caesar's Your Show of Shows.
'Can You Handle the Blood' reunites (and attempts to expand) the [By The Mummers] theatrical ensemble, who find themselves haunted by their Macbeth inspired musical, 'BLOOD'.
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) selected ‘BLOOD’ as one of the 12 ‘Next Link’ Projects for 2011. Now with a set script, the show ran for six performances in October of that year. The musical was received as ‘one of the freshest and funniest shows… seen at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in a long time‘ and ‘deliriously funny’. [By The Mummers] was heralded as ‘a raft of comic knockouts’.
In 2010, ‘BLOOD’ became a full two act musical and performed at the National Comedy Theatre over three nights that October. Scenes were further developed through improvisation allowing the characters to grow with more realism and remained the blueprint for the musical.