Here’s Laughing at You, Kid
Just as Broadway is poised to open a musical version of Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway, we’re getting ready to launch Woody’s spray-coffee-through-your-nose romantic comedy classic Play It Again, Sam.
Joye Cook-Levy, who has directed the two most successful plays in our history (A Christmas Story and In The Next Room), will helm this production, which will star New York actors Gary Littman and Lija Fisher and local favorites, Cory Moosman, Amy Sue Hardy and Chad Siebert.
The play, which was staged before the film, showed Woody Allen perfecting the charming bundle of neurosis that would serve as his lifelong persona. Allen’s character — in this case, an insecure film critic – finds himself despondent after his wife leaves him, and he ends up getting dating advice from his guardian angel, Humphrey Bogart.
Critics raved about the play after it’s staging on Broadway in 1969:
“Hilarious… a cheerful romp. Not only are Mr. Allen’s jokes and their follow ups, asides and twists audaciously brilliant, but he has a great sense of character.”
– The New York Times
“A funny, likable comedy that has a surprising amount of wistful appeal.”
– The New York Post
Jan. 30-Feb. 16, 7:30p Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2p matinees Saturdays and Sundays.
Tickets – $18-$33 for FAC members, $20-$37 for non-members and $15 for students.
Go to fineartscenter.org
Or call 634-5583