About the show
The New One tells a story that is instantly relatable to many. Namely – one about reaching middle-age and having your first child, despite feeling completely unready. Having tackled his own dangerous sleep disorder in his film Sleepwalk with Me, Birbiglia knows how to tell very revealing stories in ways that make people laugh and think. The New One is co-written by Birbiglia’s wife Jen Stein, bringing another perspective and an additional layer of truth to the contents.
This isn’t simply stand-up comedy on a bigger stage. Set Designer Beowulf Boritt (who won a Tony award for Act One) has created a stage that is deceptively simple, but becomes littered with the kind of toys, furniture and detritus that will be very familiar to any parent. Seth Barrish, a frequent collaborator with Birbiglia, directs The New One, bringing the best out of Mike and his relatable, human story.
Recommended forFans of Mike Birbiglia will not want to miss what is possibly his most revealing and mature show yet, but this charming, engaging and very funny one-man show will appeal to almost anyone.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 13+