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Join us for a one-of-a-kind theatrical event!

The Worst Cafe in the World

Presented by Big Telly and Tiny Dynamite

$25 per ticket

April 17 – April 21
6:30pm Wed. to Fri.; 2:00pm Sunday
Ryan’s Daughter
350 E 85th St., NYC

April 24 – May 5
6:30pm Wed. to Sat.; 2:00pm Sunday
Poth Brewery
3145 W Jefferson St., Philadelphia

Developed by Zoe Seaton, Big Telly, and KC MacMillan, Tiny Dynamite
Featuring: Anna Faye Lieberman, Gabe Moses, and David Pica
Honorary Producers: Gayle & David Smith and Aaron & Andrea Smith
Artistic Sponsor: Rebecca Bradbeer

“A fun bonkers emotional joyous unique show” – Belfast Times 

We cordially invite you to the opening of our cafe — there are no meals, per se, but there is a menu of theatrical bites to amuse your bouche. We’re cooking up a selection of pieces, some salty, some sweet, and some completely unexpected, and you get to choose all your courses. Join us for a surprising, satisfying, and silly night out at this American premiere collaboration between Northern Ireland’s Big Telly and Philadelphia’s Tiny Dynamite. Each ticket includes the show, a beverage, and a snack — even the worst cafe in the world wouldn’t send you away hungry!

You’ll be seated and provided with a menu from which you’ll choose a series of theatrical moments from our performer-servers — small bites for yourself, entrees for your table, or sharing platters for the whole cafe. You might enjoy a monologue, a digital experience, a full-audience improvisation, or something else entirely unexpected and thoroughly enjoyable.

The first week of performances will take place as part of the Origin 1st Irish Festival Off-Broadway in NYC. The second and third weeks will take place in Philadelphia.

Learn more about our friends and collaborators at Big Telly here!

The NYC dates will take place at Ryan’s Daughter. This event is up one flight of stairs in the pub’s event space and is not wheelchair accessible.
The Philadelphia dates will take place at the Poth Brewery in Brewerytown. This venue is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know in the provided space when purchasing tickets if you are in need of accessible seating.


  • Masks are welcome, but not required.
  • If you are feeling at all unwell, have come into close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or are uncomfortable joining us in person, please stay home for your health and that of our audiences and performers. Contact us for an exchange or refund.
  • As the pandemic continues to evolve, we are closely monitoring all updates, and our policies may evolve accordingly. We will share any updates about policy or procedure here, and will notify attendees via email.


NYC Venue
Ryan’s Daughter
350 E 85th St., NYC
April 17 – April 21

Philadelphia Venue
Poth Brewery
3145 W Jefferson St., Philadelphia
April 24 – May 5

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