Twentieth Century, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's Screwball Comedy
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The last date listed for Twentieth Century was Saturday March 7, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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The dangers of workplace romances are explored to both comic and dramatic effect in this revival of the 1954 Tony Award-winning musical. At the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, sparks fly between Sid Sorokin, the new factory superintendent, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a pay increase, setting off a conflict between management and labor, not to mention a battle of the sexes. A true slice-of-'50s-era-life, the still-resonant storyline also boasts a timeless jazzy score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, featuring songs like "Steam Heat," "Hey There" and "Hernando's Hideaway." This ever-popular show won the Tony for Best Revival when it appeared on Broadway in 2006, starring Harry Connick, Jr. Learn More
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Twentieth Century is very hilarious. Actors' timing were all in sync and most of the lines were funny. Bill Crisp was outstanding as Oscar Jaffe, and so was Veronique Warner as Ida Webb. The porter's (Jim Katapodis) superbly funny antics at the...continued
An egomaniacal producer has only hours to win back his former star, find financing for his latest play and save his career before the train stops at Grand Central Station and the jig is up. The diva plays hard to get, the backer is reluctant (and very odd…), and people keep interrupting as the clock keeps ticking.
About the Ticket Supplier: Whittier Community Theatre
Founded in 1922, the Whittier Community Theatre presents a four-show season in the attractive, refurbished 396-seat Center Theatre, located in the Whittier Community Center. WCT has been in continuous operation since its inception making it the oldest non-profit amateur theatre west of the Mississippi.