Saucy Farce The Gamester from A.C.T.
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The last date listed for The Gamester was Sunday February 6, 2005 / 2:00pm.
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Award-winning actress/playwright Chris Black enters the ring for a dramatic one-woman show in Tough, which is inspired by the life of famed boxer John L. Sullivan, who traveled coast-to-coast challenging people to fights. While Sullivan's background, rise to fame and decline motivate the performance, Black's interest also lies in what it means to be strong and how athletes and performers harness that "special something" to become extraordinary. Black opens the show by throwing her hat in the ring and announcing the rules of the game, all while enjoying some good whiskey. Don't miss this unique, gender-bending performance that mixes power and poignancy. Learn More
We went to the Saturday matinee and parked at the Donatello hotel. It was only $10 for 5 hours so you have plenty of time before or after for a bite to eat before or after. There's a half price happy hour at the hotel restaurant tooThe Orphan of Zhao info • Jun 23 2014 star this tip starred
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In Freyda Thomas’s saucy and sexy reworking of Jean-Francois Regnard’s farce Le Joueur, every turn of the roulette wheel reveals naughty dalliances and scandalous situations. The odds are stacked against Valere: a compulsive gambler, he loves the beautiful and rich Angelique, but she refuses to marry him unless he abandons his wild lifestyle.
A riotous caper written in rapid-fire verse, The Gamester infuses its late-17th-century setting with ultramodern humor and delicious double entendres, enticing audiences to gamble on the fortunes of its high-rolling hero. Will Valere play his hand for love or vice? Will Angelique stay true? And what will become of the insatiable Madame Securite, the rich widow who refuses to stay out of Valere’s life…or his bed? Step right up and place your bets! With stakes this high, action this dizzying, and laughs that keep coming, The Gamester just can’t lose.