ST. LOUIS, MO / November 9, 2017 – Dave Shirley and Robert Dubac have teamed up to create the hilarious new comedy, ODDVILLE: A LOVE STORY? The visually stunning, inventive show starring comedian Dave Shirley, will take the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza stage December 27-30. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314/534-1111. Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. All seats are $50.

Think Blue Man Group meets The Forty-Year-Old Virgin! Hysterically indescribable, ODDVILLE is a unique piece of brilliant theatre jammed with ingenious props, amplified physical comedy, complex multi-media imagery and a cool nostalgic score. It is a love story with limited words, but a big heart that connects your imagination to your funny bone with fits of laughter.

Howie Mandel from “America’s Got Talent” called Dave Shirley’s performance “Brilliant!” and The Denver Post proclaimed, “Dave Shirley is the master at creating a comedy show. He draws from Chaplin, Monty Python and the early years of Saturday Night Live.”

As the curtain rises on ODDVILLE our hero, Lonely 1, is caught between existing onstage, or inside a giant video screen. With one foot rooted in reality and the other in an alternate digital universe, he battles the oddest of obstacles on his quest for true love. Can he find happiness in a cardboard box? Can the audience help him find his underwear? Will an evil cat sell him a new pair of hands? Why does his true love have a flat screen for a head? How many lemons will fit in his pants? And why can he kiss but not talk?

A love story wrapped in clever wit and irresistible charm, ODDVILLE is an unforgettable evening of modern theatre that will leave you laughing, thinking and wondering, “How on earth did he pull that off?!” Audiences agree ODDVILLE is truly a comedy that has no borders. Even those too cool for theatre find ODDVILLE cool enough, indeed.

The Playhouse @ Westport Plaza is located at 635 Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights, Missouri and is a venue-filling a niche for a variety of Broadway and Off-Broadway entertainment that would otherwise not find its way to the St. Louis area. Programming at the venue is offered at affordable ticket pricing so that anyone can have dinner at one of the many restaurants in the area as well as see a great show. For additional information on upcoming events and to download high-resolution photos, please visit www.playhouseatwestport.com.


Wednesday, December 27 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, December 28 at 8 p.m.
Friday, December 29 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 30 at 4.p.m. & 8 p.m.

DAVE SHIRLEY is a comedian who doesn’t tell jokes. He does a whole lot more. He began as a teenager busking in the streets eating fire, regurgitating burnt razor blades and blowing smoke into square-shaped bubbles. As long as it was peculiar and entertaining, like picking politician’s pockets or levitating dead puppets, he did it. To hone his unique humor, he gravitated towards improvisational and sketch comedy by creating The Rattlebrain Theater Company in Denver, Colorado. As Artistic Director and head writer, he produced years of critically-acclaimed and widely popular music and comedy revues. After being discovered by “America’s Got Talent,” his most memorable bits have now been seen and applauded by millions. As a finalist, he proved that comedy can go far beyond standing on a stage with a microphone. It can be captured by your eyes, processed through your id and injected straight into your funny bone.
ROBERT DUBAC belongs to a rare breed of humorists who has created multi-character solo shows that boggle our minds with biting wit, unparalleled humor, and rapid-fire satire. His shows explore social mores, political ideas, and the complexity of the human experience while simultaneously crafting a simple story that binds us all together. His ability to combine the raucous laughter of stand-up comedy with the startling thrill of live theatre continues to fill seats everywhere; as nothing like this can be seen on TV, that’s for sure.


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