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Split Bill: johann johann: or thee wurst dinner partie / Tom Achilles: Guillotine

eat purple theatre co / Tom Achilles


Categories: Theater, Comedy & Improv, Immersive/Interactive Experience

Dates: September 5, 2023 - September 10, 2023

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: Fidget Space


johann johann: or the wurst dinner partie / Tom Achilles: Guillotine

Welcome to the wurst dinner partie you’ve ever been invited to.

This immersive staging of a raunchy 14th century (older than Shakespeare!) sex comedy follows Johann: an angry little man whose wife is having an affair. It also follows Johann: the (chad) priest she’s having an affair with.

And it also follows YOU! You’re invited to dinner with the three of us. What could possibly go wrong?

Our re-imagining of this Renaissance-era piece turns the dial up on drama, desire, and drag. There will be live music, and there will be one unforgettable story about what it means to be Catholic and horny at the same time.

This may be the worst dinner party you ever attend, but it’s certainly not one to miss.


And buckle your seatbelts. Turn on your jetpacks. Let’s lose our minds… together. Tom Achilles performs a cavalcade of original characters, poems, and mind fucks that leaves the audience wondering, “Is this comedy?” Guillotine features a half hour of tightly written dadaist performance art and stream of consciousness wordplay. The display of disorienting setups and surrealist punchlines will give audiences a new definition of unorthodox.

Cannonball, produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, is the first and largest independent festival hub of the Philadelphia Fringe that presents risk-taking independent artists in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces, fostering creative collisions and community conversation.

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About the Artist

eat purple theatre co is a collective of young independent theater artists and creators making their way in life while striving to create exhilarating new works for the theater. they are united by their determination, their talent, and their voracious appetite for all things purple.

Zaina Yasmin Dana (Director)

Clare Grundstein (Performer/Creator)

Colin Paul Spangler (Performer/Creator)

Jack McManus (Performer/Creator) 

Zoe Feldman (Performer)


Tom Achilles is a comedian, writer, and actor based in NYC.

His comedy sketch “Shy Singer Obliterates Judges and Wins” was recently featured in Vulture’s Best Comedy Shorts of April 2023. He also wrote and did voice work on Troma Entertainment’s new video game Poultrygeist, which is set to be released later this year.

In 2022, Achilles recorded his debut comedy album Guillotine, which is available for streaming on all platforms. He also published a book with New Yorker cartoonist Pat Achilles entitled Zeitgeist Meetup which is available on Amazon and Etsy. Additionally, he hosts Tom & Will Start A Podcast with fellow NYC comedian Will Purpura, which you can listen to on YouTube.

You may have seen Achilles perform at popular NYC venues such as Joe’s Pub, Union Hall, or Under St. Mark’s over the years. You may also be familiar with his comedy show Ye Ol’ Triple Crown which featured in a piece by VICE in 2019. Or perhaps you may have seen Tom performing in festivals across the country including Solocom, DC Fringe, The Boston Comedy Arts Festival, and The Very Normal Festival.

Tom Achilles (Performer)

Sam Zelitch (Director)


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