Cult Following: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple
21 Clinton St.
212-228-2100 Price: $8
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Join your new spiritual guru, Harris Mayersohn (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), along with some of the brightest performers/writers in New York City, as we take an in-depth, thoughtfully humorous look at a cult leader/group from history and figure out what exactly drew people to their cause.
This month’s featured cult: JIM JONES AND THE PEOPLES TEMPLE.
With performances and presentations from:
Mitra Jouhari (President Show, Miracle Workers, Three Busy Debras)
Blythe Roberson (New Yorker, The Onion)
Colin Dickey (Historian and Author, Ghostland: An American History)
Jessy Morner-Ritt as Jim Jones
Harris Mayersohn is a writer, comedian and producer residing in Brooklyn, NY. He currently works on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he plays recurring character, Stoney Von Dankington. He contributes original writing to The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Paste Magazine, Splitsider, ALSO Mag and writes monthly columns for The Higgs Weldon. Harris has performed at venues and festivals all over the country including the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest, Crom Comedy Fest and a whole bunch more, you get it. He produces and hosts a monthly stand-up/variety how called JUST A SHOW in Williamsburg.
Colin Dickey is the author, most recently, of Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, as well as two other books of nonfiction. He is the editor (with Joanna Ebenstein) of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology, and regularly writes on the history of science and its intersections with fringe belief and derelict ideas.
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