South Patheticdirected by Pete Smith
A One Man Comedy by Jim DavidNew York, New York
South Pathetic tells the story of how a desperate out of work actor returns to his home state to direct North Carolina's worst community theatre in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. There he meets a host of eccentric characters, each at their own personal turning points, in the local theatre where all misfits are welcome. It's a comedy of starting over, failure, and the need for arts in even the smallest community.
Jim David plays himself as well as 10 other characters including a female family values crusader, a disgraced used car salesman, a stripper, an ex-porn actor, a high school nerd, a Bosnian refugee and others, and at the hilarious climax performs the opening night of this Streetcar in six minutes.
His confidence, solid accents, and loving attention
to Southern idiosyncrasy allow each cast member of
this Streetcar ... to be funny and avoid stereotyping.
David’s comforting ease of personality, as well as his
well-tuned comedic timing, illuminate this play’s heart:
Theater is community, not necessarily product.”
-- SF Weekly
Jim David's outrageous and biting comedy has been seen on his own 1/2 hour special, "Comedy Central Presents Jim David," as a comic pundit on Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn," as well as "Out on the Edge" and "Comedy Central's USO Tour." He was in residence at the University of the South as a Tennessee Williams Fellow in writing and performance.