his latest critically acclaimed uncensored and outrageously funny one-man tour
de force about religious hypocrisy and power.
Dykstra’s last New York solo outing, CORNERED &
ALONE, received an extended Off-Broadway run and was hailed by critics (The New
York Times called it ”…exhilarating, intoxicating and enormously satisfying!”).
If that wasn’t enough to validate his ferocious, stinging rebukes of those who
hold this nation hostage with their constant drumbeat of fear, Dykstra has been
branded an “enemy” by Rush Limbaugh while finding himself on many of the Radical
Right’s most virulent watch lists, including the NRA. If dissent is a hallmark
of the American tradition, Brian Dykstra stands in the forefront of a new
generation of America’s greatest patriots.
“Democracy needs defenders who are courageous, outspoken and intelligent. Democracy needs its solid citizens, its citizen-comedians, you could say. And Dykstra’s right there. He’s a stump man, a born teacher. An evangelist.” – Ithaca Times
“Dykstra Strikes Again!
The Jesus Factor is must-see theatre for every concerned citizen, regardless of their political leanings. …engaging in every sense of the word! –Critics Pick, NYtheatre.com
“Dykstra is immensely talented, intelligent, and au courant. The Jesus Factor is good stuff. He makes you laugh but it is guilty laughter as you understand how serious his points are.” – The Serious Comedy Site
“Brian Dykstra uses outrage and humor like a blowtorch and kindling to ignite the slow fuse that burns for 90 mesmerizing minutes in his equally frightening and enlightening comic monologue, The Jesus Factor. –Punchline Magazine
“Was no one else offended?” – Variety
“There are, of course, many pleasures in going to the theater five, six or more times a week. But one of the nicest benefits of attending so often is that you can really tell when a theatrical artist is stretching himself. Some years ago, Brian Dykstra was an amazing and arresting Eddie Carbone in A View from the Bridge in New Jersey. Because that was my first encounter with the actor — where he played a frustrated and defeated man — I wasn’t prepared for his big stretch in his dynamic one-man show, The Jesus Factor.” – Peter Filichia, Theatermania.com