Written by Preston SturgesDirected by Gayle StahlhuthTechnical Director Lee O'ConnorCostume Designer Marion T. Brady
Shows run Wed.-Sat. at 8:00pm; except there is no show on Wed. Oct. 7; AND a show on Sun. Oct. 11 at 7:30pm
Isabelle, who was raised on a plantation in Mississippi, and Henry, her fiancé from West Orange, New Jersey step into a Manhattan speakeasy for a drink. Here they encounter Tomaso, the owner of the establishment, Mario, a waiter, Judge Dempsey, who lives above the speakeasy, Patrolman Mulligan, and the famous opera star, Count Di Ruvo. Isabelle finds these men enchanting. Henry does not. Where Isabelle and Henry spend the night and what happens the next day all have to do with the decision to play it safe or expand one’s horizons. Opening on September 19, 1929, this screwball comedy by Preston Sturges received rave reviews, and ticket sales remained strong even after the stock market crash in October
"While Sturges does examine issues that are important to what it means to be an American—giving comic (and other) consideration to questions of ambition, money, heroism, and morality—he examines them with a flashing wit and a poet’s gift for slang that offers American English at its most entertaining." - from a Vanity Fair article. Click Here to read the complete May, 2010 article in Vanity Fair about Sturges.
Wed. Sept.23: After-Show Opening Night Party at Aleathea's at The Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cash bar AND the opportunity to mingle with actors and fellow theater lovers at no extra charge!
Fri. Oct. 2: After-show Q&A with the cast and director