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The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers

Marc Summers. Photo by Russ Rowland.

The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers is a delightful journey down memory lane for those of us who grew up watching his iconic show, Double Dare. This production not only tickles the funny bone but also offers a poignant glimpse into Marc Summers' journey in show business, which includes triumphs, failures, and his relentless spirit to succeed. It's a rare blend of humor and heartfelt storytelling that not only captivates but also brings back the warm nostalgia of childhood.

As someone who fondly remembers Double Dare, seeing Marc Summers live on stage is an absolute delight! His energy is infectious. He is a natural and hasn't lost the charm or charisma that made him the star we remember. The show is tightly structured and works seamlessly with the storyline. And true to the gamehow nature of his career, the show includes audience participation, games and silly antics--it is absolutely fantastic! The show even brought out the iconic nose prop. The audience was roaring with laughter throughout the show.

The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers also showed the less-than-funny moments of Marc Summer's life. He spoke about his constant battle with OCD, his medical condition and the horrible car accident that disfigured him. At the show's beginning, he tells the audience he is resilient and believes in hard work. How he lived his life is a testament to this mindset and desire to succeed. Marc Summers had numerous battles to overcome in his life but he shows how he triumphed time and time again- with hard work, a positive demeanor and little humor.

The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers is a testament to the human spirit's resilience and a reminder that laughter can be the best medicine. Grab your tickets and prepare to be entertained, educated, and inspired!

"The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers"

Performed by Marc Summers

Written by Alex Brightman

Directed by Chad Rabinovitz

Music by Drew Gasparini

February 14 - June 2, 2024

New World Stages ( 340 W 50th St, NYC)


Yani Perez, M.F.A, is a poet, playwright, translator, and educator. Her plays have been presented in various theaters in the United States such as La Mama and Yale University as well as internationally in Bogotá, Colombia. She works at IATI Theater, one of the oldest Latinx theaters in NYC. She is currently working on translations of Latinx artists in hopes of introducing them to English-speaking audiences.


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