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[THEATRE] Banana Man
[THEATRE] Banana Man

Sat, Apr 15


Upper Jay Art Center

[THEATRE] Banana Man

The world's largest banana, trapped inside a cardboard shipping box, struggles to connect with the audience as he ripens.

Time & Location

Apr 15, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Upper Jay Art Center, 12198 State Hwy 9N, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA

About the Event

Performed by Michael Galligan

Directed by Bailey Nassetta

Is it man? Or is it banana? In this solo clown show, Banana Man is stuck in a box with only one hour before he ripens. Performed by Michael Galligan, Banana employs stand-up, dance, physical comedy, live music, magic, audience participation, and sadness to explore what it means to be put in a box. Catch this hillarious show before its official runs at PortFringe (Portland, ME) and Edinburgh Fringe (Edinburgh, Scotland)!

*Due to mature content this performance is recommended for ages 16+.


Michael Galligan is a clown, producer, and teaching artist based in Brooklyn. His  work has been developed at Irondale Center, The Deep End, 59E59 Theater, the Upper Jay Art Center, ChaShaMa, Cincy Fringe, FringePVD, and ZOO at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He is a member of the Slugfest theater collective, a lead teaching artist with the Irondale Center, a co-producer of Clown Gym's variety shows, and a co-creator and producer of PUNCHLOCK, a strictly timed variety show with punishments.

Bailey Nassetta is a Brooklyn based theater director and teaching artist. She is currently studying to receive her Masters in Educational Theater in Colleges and Communities at NYU. Bailey’s most recent directing credits include: Banana Man (BCC, 2022), Bradaret (in-development, 2022), Missing 411: Into the Void (The Recovery Lounge, 2021), Fuckboi Healing Circle (Buffering Zoom Festival, 2021), Missing 411: The Musical (The Recovery Lounge, 2020), Accountability (The Kennedy Center's Page to Stage Festival, 2019). BFA NYU Tisch, Experimental Theater Wing (2015)


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