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Never Let Go

Michael Kinnan

May 5 - May 21

$25 – $40

The Blockbuster Solo Sensation Returns to The Brick Theater for a Special Extension of the Sold Out Run!

You’re about to be saved. In every way a person can be saved. This is An Unauthorized Retelling of James Cameron’s Titanic.

Never Let Go
by Michael Kinnan
May 5-21

“Never Let Go is a feat of ingenuity…what he does is explore the liminal space between tribute and affectionate satire” – Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Times, Critic’s Pick

This thrilling and often hilarious one-man show takes you back to the Ship of Dreams. The show distills the three-plus hour epic and packs it into just one hour — a surprisingly subversive punch for a project whose source is a 90s Blockbuster film, created by one of Hollywood’s most notorious directors. Kinnan, who grew up worshiping the movie and its iconic cast of characters, plays all of them. As told by Rose, the play takes you on an intimate journey into the fateful romance that is shadowed by one of the most devastating man-made disasters of modern history – the sinking of the Titanic.

Starring: Michael Kinnan as everyone
Producer/Creator: Michael Kinnan
Co-Producer/Lighting: Theresa Buchheister
Sound Design: Kegan Zema
QLab Creation: Peter Mills Weiss
Original Direction: Shawn Verrier
In coordination with: Ankita Mishra
Artistic Advisor: Travis Amiel

Praise for Never Let Go:

“I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me.” – Mouthfulsfood.com

“Kinnan comments on our ever-growing need for nostalgia candy while also gleefully supplying that very sweetness. At some point we may need to let go, but not yet.” – Joey Sims

MICHAEL KINNAN (Creator/Performer) (he/him) is a producer and director. Michael began his career at the oldest off-Broadway house, The York Theatre NYC. He then directed new scripts with collaborator Liz Magee for short play festivals garnering the Best Play Grand Prize at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre Riant Festival.  Michael is a former Observer in the SDC Observership Program, assisting the Pioneer Theatre Company production of Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park (dir. Timothy Douglas). His critically acclaimed retelling of James Cameron’s Titanic, Never Let Go has been shown to sold out audiences since 2017 at the Drama Book Shop, Vital Joint, PosterHouse, and in an extended run at The Brick (New York Times’ Critics’ Pick). Additional credits include Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story (New York). Michael is a performance artist known as Mischa Kinx, and has been seen virtually in Pride and Holiday Drag shows nationwide. Michael is a certified Yoga Instructor and Marma Therapist. Upcoming: Never Let Go (Bucks County Playhouse). In Development: Goodbye Horses: Silence of the Lambs Retold.

Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk

In consideration for the health and safety or our staff members, artists, and audiences, The Brick remains committed to maintaining vaccination requirements and mask mandates for our in-person presentations for the foreseeable future. We ask that all audience members remain masked. All staff and performers will be vaccinated; performers may not be masked. Audience can provide proof of vaccination with a government issued I.D. along with a physical copy or picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, the NYC COVID Safe App or the New York State Excelsior Pass. Please be patient with staff.



May 19, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$25 – $40


Michael Kinnan


Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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