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December 31 - December 31, 1969
Dinah Lane Theater
Michael John Ciszewski: If Memory Serves

SOBRIETY, SEX, AND PROFOUND STUPIDITY... the horrors are indescribable, but you’ve still got to serve! And if memory serves, NYC comedian Michael John Ciszewski made a fine mess of things before getting sober.

Help him remember everything he wishes he could forget—from transformative pop culture and hookups with radical leftists to queer villainy and accidental car theft. Make new memories on the scorched earth of a gay youth quite literally WASTED in this hilarious and searingly honest hour of comedy JAM-PACKED with LAUGHS about anxiety, identity, relationships, and the inscrutable conundrum of existence!

Heralded as “absolute gay nonsense,” IF MEMORY SERVES is the brand new, fourth solo hour from “a one-of-a-kind storyteller” that’s earned raves from critics and audiences with “its unmatched blend of pop culture, pathos, and silly queer-assery!” This August, IF MEMORY SERVES will play a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Just the Tonic, one of the UK’s leading comedy presenters.

Hailed by digBoston as “one of the most promising young actors on the Boston Theater Scene,” Ciszewski returns to the Mosesian Center for the Arts after packing the house with his smash hit touring comedy LOVEFOOL in February 2024. He has also performed for all of Boston’s theaters including The Huntington, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Speakeasy Stage, New Rep, The Umbrella Stage Co., Hub Theatre Company of Boston, and Apollinaire Theatre. Ciszewski is a member of the staff of ArtsEmerson at Emerson College’s Office of the Arts. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and is a proud graduate of Boston University’s B.F.A. Theatre Arts program.

IF MEMORY SERVES is directed by Noah Simes (Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare, The Penumbra Podcast) and produced with Brian Dudley.

Local queer comedians Nora Panahi (HBO's Women in Comedy Festival, the YallaPunk Arts Festival, and Boston's AAPI Comedy Festival) and Zach Stewart (Homoerratic, Fruits by the Foot, Mendoza Line) will open the evening.

$30 General Admission



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