Friday, September 22, 2017

JCTC Presents Award-Winning, Darkly Comic Monologue About Overcoming Abuse

Spitting In The Face Of The Devil

WHEN: Friday/September 22 8:00pm-10:00pm (Doors open at 7:30/includes Talk-Back); Saturday/September 23 8:00pm-10:00pm
(Doors open at 7:30/includes Talk-Back)

Jersey City Theater Center , Merseles Studios, 339 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
TICKETS: $20 General Admission ($15 Students & Senior Citizens, with valid ID)
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Can you imagine discovering that your father is a predator?

For the first theatrical show in its new Fear Series, Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents Spitting In The Face Of The Devil, a daring, uplifting and often comedic solo show by acclaimed monologist Bob Brader.

Spitting In The Face Of The Devil- Bob Brader - Photo by Tracy OlsenIn this gripping solo show, Brader tells the true story of finding out that his abusive yet charismatic ex-Marine father is a pedophile. Spitting In The Face Of The Devil recently completed a successful tour of the US and Canada and following its win as Best Encore in the United Solo Theatre Festival, the largest solo theatre festival in the world, the critically acclaimed solo show makes its Jersey City Debut at JCTC. This 7-Time Best of Award-Winning solo show has been produced in numerous venues and festivals across North America, including the New York International Fringe Festival, Garage Theatre Group’s Solo Fest, Inaugural United Solo Theatre Festival, Inaugural Woodstock Memoir Festival, San Francisco Fringe Festival, Atlantic Fringe Festival, Omega Institute, Victoria Fringe Festival, Montreal Fringe Festival and London Fringe Festival.

  • San Diego Gay & Lesbian News: A harrowing and powerful one-man show… Brader is a riveting actor as well as storyteller!”
  • London Free Press: ★★★★1/2 "A funny, engaging marathon of storytelling that not only delivers understanding, but inspires—a must see performance that will make you laugh, cry and just feel good!"
  • Donald’s Dish, London: ★★★★★ “Eighty minutes of brilliance!”
  • Michelle Stevens, PhD, Author of Scared Selfless: “A truly AMAZING one-man show. Bob Brader is the next Spalding Gray; I kid you not!”

A portion of the Artist’s proceeds from the JCTC presentation will be donated to Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect in all forms for all New Jersey children. (

Spitting In The Face Of The Devil is part of JCTC’s new Fear series. “We are thrilled and honored to be presenting Spitting In The Face Of The Devil at JCTC, and to be a part of such an exciting multicultural, multimedia series,” said Brader.

JCTC selects topics global in scope yet relevant to the community then explores that theme using visual arts, theater, dance, monologues, and other performances. With Fear—the first (of three) series of its 2017/2018 series—JCTC presents subject matter that exists on both internal and external levels and is relevant to individuals and communities alike.

Spitting In The Face Of The Devil is a deeply honest piece of work,” said Olga Levina, Artistic Director, JCTC. “Childhood is a very fragile stage of life and your parents can make or break you. Bob’s story is not just one of trauma, but also struggle, perseverance, and overcoming adversity.”