The Poor of New York: Classic 19th-Century Melodrama From Group Rep
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It's 1960 and Parisian lothario Bernard has it good. His three fiancées, one French, one German and one American, are all beautiful airline hostesses with frequent -- but never overlapping -- layovers in Paris. And thanks to Bernard's faithful maid, who swaps out the photographs in his apartment according to schedule, the women will never find out about each other. That is until a new, faster Boeing jet throws the airline schedules out of whack and Bernard finds himself with all three women on his hands at once. Throw in Bernard's friend, who's hilariously bad at keeping all the lies straight, and the whole perfect setup might just fall apart. This slapstick farce from French playwright Marc Camoletti has been performed in London and on Broadway and was made into a 1965 film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis. Learn More
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Featured review from Cheryl C.
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The four of us enjoyed the play. All the actors were top rate PLUS the costumes were amazing. The second half was especially fast-paced and entertaining. I ended up really disliking the fraudulent banker and his spoiled daughter because they acted their parts so well. The poor Fairweather's.
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The Poor of New York
by Dion Boucicault
Originally staged in 1857, this classic melodrama culled from the rich tapestry of America's pre-Civil War history, could have been ripped from today's headlines. The play chronicles the rise and fall of banker, Gideon Bloodgood, during the financial panics of 1837 and 1857. The parallel lives of the Bloodgood and Fairweather families are chronicled over twenty years with the coming of age of new villains and untapped heroes. An eleventh hour reprieve from an unexpected source culminates in a satisfying climax.
About the Ticket Supplier: Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre
Founded in 1972, the Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre has won almost every drama award imaginable, plus many special awards from the community for its work with young people, seniors and the physically impaired. The company’s play choices are eclectic and offbeat.