THE PRESIDENT, New York premiere of the fast-paced madcap comedy classic by Ferenc Molnar with adaptation by Morwyn Bebner, is presented by The Storm Theatre and Blackfriars Repertory Theatre at The Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame, 114th Street and Morningside Park (1 block from Columbia University - take #1 train to 116th Steet, walk 2 blocks south and 2 blocks east). The show runs April 27th through May 26th, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, with added performance on Monday, April 30th at 7:30 pm.
THE PRESIDENT is directed by Peter Dobbins. Stephen Logan Day is Assistant Director. Set design by Ken Larson; costumes by Meagan Miller-McKeever; Sound by Amy Altadonna and Choreography by Tiffiny Gulla.
The show features Spencer Aste, Brian J. Carter, Laura Michelle Cleary, Brian Coffey, David Crabb, Ashton Crosby, Gregory Cuba, Joe Danbusky, Meghan Bloom Fluitt, Cheri Paige Fogelman, Benjamin Jones, Robert Ierardi, Michelle Kafel, Hugh Brandon Kelly, Edward Prostak, Jessica Levesque, Ted McGuinness, Yukio Miyawaki, Thierry Paulmier, Becca Pesce, and Matthew Waterson.
The minutes in Molnár’s manic world start ticking down for powerful bank president Norrison when the young heiress under his care announces her secret marriage to a Communist taxi driver. Norrison tries in vain to convince her to divorce him, but she is prepared to make her big announcement to her parents, who are arriving imminently. So begins an hour of hilarity and tongue twisting dialogue where Norrison sets about to transform this wholly unsuitable suitor into a perfectly well-bred, well-mannered, well-spoken son-in-law before time runs out. This adaptation received its premiere at the Shaw Festival in Canada.
Tickets are priced at $25.00. For tickets go to www.smarttix.com or call 212 868-4444.
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