Screwball Comedy Twentieth Century On Stage from Theatreworks
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The last date listed for Twentieth Century was Sunday February 8, 2009 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage:
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In the Bay Area premiere of this 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, an Iraq war veteran grapples with personal and family issues, while the motherly moderator of an online support group for recovering addicts and its members struggles to stay sober. Their worlds end up colliding in unexpected ways, as they seek redemption through connection and community. This moving collage of lives in crisis was written by Tony nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights) and receives its much-anticipated regional debut from TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Learn More
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1930s! We came a little late and had a hard time getting into the production's comedy style. Everything was so exaggerated/dramatized to the nth degree. The acting was of that period ...I Love Lucy drama. The main characters' "oh my god" and...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“A thrilling funhouse ride!” — The New Yorker
By Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur (Based on a play by Charles Bruce Millholland)
Adapted by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Robert Kelley
Broadway ballyhoo meets Hollywood hustle aboard the Twentieth Century Limited, the legendary locomotive that plays streamlined host to this classic screwball comedy from the 1930s. Polished to a deco sparkle by Tony Award-winning farceur Ken Ludwig, it matches an on-the-outs impresario with a mercurial silver screen starlet in a madcap battle of the sexes, hurtling from havoc to hilarity on the disorient express.
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