Find your inner sparkle! Battle dragons and inner demons in this true-life, one-man musical following Philip Sparkle, a wannabe wizard who gets sucked into a black hole called Grindr, comes out to a room full of nuns, and discovers what comes after life as a twink.
Directed by Annie Donley.
Written and Performed by Philip Markle.
Tickets $10: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sparkle-hour-tickets-41858016454?aff=pm1
“Everything about Philip Markle and his one-man, one-hour, part original-musical and part sketch, Sparkle Hour is bigger than life, chock-full of laughs, and deliciously naughty. Sparkle Hour follows Markle, who is as puckish as he is engaging, as he recounts his journey from adolescence to adulthood. Philip Markle’s Sparkle Hour is unconventional, full of vivacity and wit, less than an hour, and a perfect example of what great fringe theatre can be.” — Theatre Is Easy
“Bolting through the audience and bounding on to the stage with the conviction of a tent revival evangelist, Philip Markle quickly wins over the audience with his enthusiasm. Mr. Markle’s sly and knowing smile never leaves his face during the 55-minute piece that flies by effortlessly due to the talent and energy of its star. Mr. Markle brilliantly balances the glittery outrageousness of his performance style with amazing storytelling skill. Coming out of his shell with vim and vigor, Markle brings home the message of “Be yourself, love yourself” at the heart of Sparkle Hour! ” — Nytheatre.com
About Philip: Philip has taught and performed improv and acting internationally for over 16 years, from Berlin to Bali. He moved to NYC in 2013 to launch the theatre and training center of The Annoyance Theater NY, where he taught, performed, and acted as its Executive Director until Fall 2016. Philip graduated from Northwestern University and produced, performed and trained in Chicago at comedy theaters such as The Annoyance, iO, and Second City. Philip has musically improvised with Baby Wants Candy in Chicago and BLANK: The Musical Off-Broadway in NY and is the creator of ten-year-old musical improv show Happy Karaoke Fun Time. in NY. As a storyteller, he has performed with The Moth and The Paper Machete. He is a proud member of the children’s education theatre companies The Story Pirates and Barrel of Monkeys. He executive produced, wrote, and acted in the digital shorts series "The Annoyance Presents" on IFC's Comedy Crib. Philip has written two one-man shows, and his first solo show, Sparkle Hour, was featured in the 2013 NY International Fringe Festival. He is represented commercially by Stewart Talent NY.