By Peter Quilter
May 24, 2013 - Jun 23, 2013
Central Coast Premiere!
Glorious! Is based on the true life story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the legendary New York heiress and socialite who wanted to be a great operatic diva despite having one of the worst singing voices in history, and who used all her money, charm and unstoppable will-power to make it happen. The soprano voice she hears in her head is beautiful and it never occurs to her that this not the sound issuing from her mouth. Set in 1940’s New York, the colorful cast includes Florence’s English actor boyfriend, her unusual pianist,
A Mexican maid who knows no English (Madame Jenkins knows no Spanish), and her ditzy companion Dorothy. Their exploits lead to the crowning moment of a sell-out concert in Carnegie Hall.
“…this delightful and blissfully funny new play… generates a rare glow of warmth and generous laughter…” – Daily Telegraph
“…outstandingly droll and surprisingly touching.” – Sunday Times
I’M NOT RAPPAPORT
By Herb Gardner
Aug 16, 2013 - Sep 15, 2013
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, and The Outer Critic Circle Award
A hugely popular Broadway hit comedy tells the story of two eccentric octogenarians determined to fight off all attempts to put them out to pasture. Nat is a feisty lifelong Jewish radical determined to fight injustice. He is also something of a spinner of tales, using an outrageous variety of assumed personalities to get his way. Midge is an African American apartment superintendent who spends his days in Central Park hiding out from tenants who want him to retire. Amidst much humor the play also asks the question of whether it is more important to passively follow the straight and narrow path, or to actively follow one’s passions and dreams?
“…A joyous, laugh-filled evening…” –The NY Times
“ Rambunctiously funny…” – NY Post
By Andrew Bergman
Nov 15, 2013 - Dec 15, 2013
Social Security is a hilarious hit Broadway comedy about a sophisticated New York City couple, both art dealers. Their domestic tranquility is shattered by the arrival of the wife’s Puritanical nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA brother-in-law, and her archetypical Jewish Mother from Hell. Add to that the arrival of a world- renowned eccentric centenarian artist and the comic sparks begin to fly! Unlikely romances develop and older age is redefined with sexuality, humor, and grace as the characters find that love is the only true form of “social security”.
“the play is a hoot, and better yet, a sophisticated, civilized hoot.” – NY Post