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The Play’s The Thing (by Ferenc Molnar)

November 18, 2019

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THE PLAY’S THE THING.  In Ferenc Molnar’s legendary farce, a young playwright is distraught when he overhears the actress he loves having an affair with another man. His mentor must convince him that she is only rehearsing a play — and that he must write her a better one. This rollicking comedy has spawned innumerable imitations on stage, screen, and TV. Even Tom Stoppard wrote his own translation of this jolly folly.

DIRECTED BY STEPHEN BROWN-FRIED

Our Astonishing Cast!
Sandor Turai … Paxton Whitehead
Mansky … Thom Sesma
Albert Adam … Ryan Spahn
Ilona Szabo … Margaret Odette
Almady … Douglas Sills
Johann Dvornischek … David Turner
Mell … Arnie Burton
Narrator … Stephen Brown-Fried

“All of us at Gingold have been waiting for years to get this play into our series and now, at last, here it is. Molnar is a universal favorite, of course, with his Little Shop Around The Corner and Liliom, but this play almost defies description as it seems to live on a theatrical comedic world of its own. We’ve got a dream cast and director to bring this to you just in time for Thanksgiving and there’s excitement in the air!” — David Staller

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