With sold out runs at Edinburgh Fringe and in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST stars Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Instagram sensation Tom Lenk as iconic actress Tilda Swinton; a modern day Mary Poppins who finds a depressed gay man on Craigslist and insists on dissecting his life as part of a character study for her next big movie role.
This LGBTQ hit has received rave reviews.
★★★★★ Clear why it has become such a cult hit" -British Theatre,
★★★★★ A gem of a show, downright hysterical, must be seen" -Three Weeks Edinburgh,
★★★★★ “Wonderful... unique Fringe show that has the audience in fits of laughter throughout” -Broadway World Scotland,
★★★★★ "A dark, riotous romp" -Arthurs Seat, Edinburgh,
★★★★★ "Hilarious, clever, uplifting Highly recommend" -actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and
★★★★★ "Hysterical... Brilliant Tour De Force" -Broadway World Los Angeles.
TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST made its critically acclaimed World Premiere at Celebration Theatre in Hollywood in August 2017. Originally scheduled for a few performances, the show sold out repeatedly and was extended for months.
TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST made its New York Premiere at historic Laurie Beechman Theatre off-Broadway in March 2018. The limited two week run sold out all performances and garnered critical praise from reviewers and audience-goers alike including Broadway World New York: "Byron Lane's meditation on the artifice and projection of fame and celebrity is brilliantly explored through the prism of Tom Lenk's exquisitely crafted performance in TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST."
TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST made its international premiere at Edinburgh Fringe in August 2018 to sold out crowds and rave five-star reviews including this from British Theatre: “Clear why it has become such a cult hit... Hilarious, unforgettable performance by Tom Lenk... Quirky comedy tour de force that keeps the audience in fits of laughter.”
TOM LENK's (Producer/"TILDA") Film & TV credits include HBO's "Room 104," "American Housewife," "Transparent,” "Fresh Off The Boat," “Good Girls Revolt,” “I Like You Just The Way I am," “Episodes,” “Witches of East End,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “House M.D.,” “Psych,” "Angel," and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Transformers," "Date Movie," "Much Ado About Nothing" & his dorkumentary "Nerdgasm" available on Amazon! On stage Tom starred in the one man play, "Buyer and Cellar" at Pittsburgh Public Theater and Hartford Theaterworks, and in both the Broadway and original Los Angeles casts of Rock of Ages. Now regarded a FASHUN ICON, Tom's "Lenk Lewk For Less" photos and videos have gone viral with 100's of millions of views and 1/2 a million followers on Instagram (@tommylenk).
BYRON LANE (Playwright/”WALT”) is a writer and actor whose play Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad On Craigslist is hailed as a "brilliant tour de force" by Broadway World. He also wrote and stars in Last Will & Testicle, an award-winning web series called “fearless” by Cosmopolitan magazine about his tryst with testicular cancer. He wrote, produced, and co-stars with Octavia Spencer in the feature film comedy Herpes Boy, winner of Best Comedy at Comic Con 2010 and a 2009 Audience Award from Austin Film Festival. He's a former personal assistant to Carrie Fisher, won a regional Emmy Award as a writer for local TV news, and lives in Los Angeles with is boyfriend and their rescue dog named, of course, Tilda.
JAYNE ENTWISTLE ("JANET") is an award-winning audiobook narrator and avid improviser. Entwistle created Big City Improv, which entertained Bay Area audiences for the better part of ten years! She has swanned across screens both big and small in titles such as; Feud: Bette & Joan, The Good Place, You're the Worst and Desperate Housewives. Jayne Entwistle and Tilda Swinton are both pale and British. Any other similarities are pure fabrication.
MARK JUDE SULLIVAN ("HERMAN") is a regular in L.A. t
British Theatre, 5-Stars: “Clear why it has become such a cult hit... Hilarious, unforgettable performance by Tom Lenk... Quirky comedy tour de force that keeps the audience in fits of laughter.”
Three Weeks Edinburgh, 5-Stars, "“A gem of a show that’s downright hysterical, this must be seen to be believed.”
Arthurs Seat, 4-Stars, “A dark, riotous romp—full to the brim with industry references and topped off with a star who could rival the great Ms. Swinton herself.”
Broadway World Scotland, 4-Stars, “Wonderful... unique Fringe show that has the audience in fits of laughter throughout.”
Broadway Baby, 4-Stars, “More than just a witty title.”
Broadway World New York, "Byron Lane's meditation on the artifice and projection of fame and celebrity is brilliantly explored through the prism of Tom Lenk's exquisitely crafted performance in TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST."
Broadway World Los Angeles: “Hysterical... Byron Lane has written a brilliant tour de force played to perfection by Tom Lenk.”
Edge Media Network, "Run to the theatre."
FrontMezzJunkies.com, "Hysterically and surprisingly cathartic."
StageBuddy.com, "Hilarious... unforgettable, delightful experience."
LavenderAfterDark, "Damn funny... drunk on laughter... masterful at comedy."
BoyCulture.com, "Tilda de force... hysterically absurd... grinning ear to ear."
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