Abingdon launches its Second Stage Series with

The Dork Knight

written and performed by Jason O’Connell
directed by Tony Speciale

scenic design Jerry Marsini
lighting design Zach Blane
costume design Hunter Kaczorowski
production stage manager Michelle Viteri 

produced in association with Anna and Tajar Varghese


one man’s obsession with movies  about another man’s
obsession with dressing up like a rodent and punching people


January 6 – 29, 2017

Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
312 West 36th Street


The Dork Knight traces the ups and downs of actor Jason O’Connell’s personal and professional life as seen through the prism of his love/hate relationship with the Batman movies. Featuring numerous “cameos” from the bat-voices in his head, O’Connell takes us on a trip down cinematic memory lane that begins with the 1989 Michael Keaton blockbuster, and strolls past George Clooney’s bat-nipples, Christian Bale’s bat-growl, and a couple of iconic Jokers en route to (sigh) Batfleck. This funny, intimate memoir demonstrates how one’s “inner geek” can guide and inspire in good times and in bad.


Limited Engagement — January 6 – 29, 2017


or call 212-352-3101


The Dork Knight contains adult themes and language. Not recommended for ages under 13.


about the series

Abingdon’s Second Stage Series features intimate productions in the 56-seat Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. With seating capability on three sides, the goal is to create an immediate and immersive “theatre in the raw” experience for audiences, with a focus on performance and storytelling.