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Old Hats - Off-Broadway

Signature Theatre Company presents this new comedy, created by and starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner.


What Is the Story of Old Hats?
Clowning duo Bill Irwin and David Shiner’s newest comedy collaboration, Old Hats is a mixed bag of silly sketches, magic tricks, music and even a dance step or two. Featuring live music by singer-songwriter Nellie McKay and her four-piece band, Old Hats is a whimsical tribute to old-school vaudeville with a tip of the hat to modern technology.

Should I See It?

What Is Old Hats Like?
In Old Hats, Irwin and Shiner embody a variety of kooky characters, including two guffawing politicians, a sleezy magician and his jealous assistant (Irwin, in drag), a down-on-his-luck hobo, a spaghetti-slinging chef and two feuding businessmen waiting for a train. Featuring McKay’s soulful and satirical tunes, Old Hats is a delightful evening of music and comedy. With a runtime of one hour and 50 minutes, Old Hats flies by—we were too busy laughing to look at our watches.

Is Old Hats Good For Kids?
Old Hats contains a few off-color gags, so it’s not an ideal show for young children. Older teens will get a kick out of Irwin and Shiner’s hilarious (although at times, PG-13) antics.