Sidney T. Yee
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm at the Alden Theatre
Sep 27, 2002
- Oct 12, 2002
Presented by special
arrangement with Dramatists Play Service
A revival of the 1937 comedy. The story centers around a theatrical producer of questionable morals, holed up in a Times Square hotel with nineteen starving actors, who attempts to rehearse and find a backer for his new show. Hoping to forestall eviction, he convinces the show's gullible young playwright to fake his own death. Meanwhile, an emissary from one of the country’s wealthiest businessmen turns up, offering to invest in the show; that is, until he discovers the hotel doctor bound and gagged in the bathroom. The situation goes from bad to worse as the bill-collecting manager of the hotel threatens to have the entire show confiscated by the sheriff on opening night.