‘The Awful Truth’ epitomizes the screwball comedies of the late 30's and 40's, as remembered in the movie with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. The story begins with a happy married couple, Jerry and Lucy Warriner, who find themselves headed to divorce court when they begin to doubt each other's fidelity. They file for divorce quickly, but soon regret their hasty actions.
Before their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both do their best to ruin each other's plans for remarriage, Jerry to haughty socialite Molly Lamont, Lucy to oil-rich bumpkin Daniel Leeson. Custody of the dog keeps Jerry close to Lucy, and Lucy impersonates his 'sister' to foil his budding romance with Molly. Soon, it's a madcap race to bring the lovebirds back together.We will be presenting "The Awful Truth" at The Connelly Theatre, located at 220 East 4th Street (Avenue A & Avenue B).
Friday 8/9 at 9:45pm -11:00pm
Thursday 8/15 at 5:00pm -6:15pm
Sunday 8/18 at 2:15pm -3:30pm
Tuesday 8/20 at 7:00pm -8:15pm
Thursday 8/22 at 2:30pm-3:45pm
Tickets will be purchased through FringeNYC
$15 in Advance, $18 at the Door
Purchase at www.FringeNYC.org.
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Michael Iannucci (John Dough) as Jerry Warriner
Most recently STREET SCENE (Brave New York Rep) Other NY credits: Fiddler On The Roof; Shlemiel The First (Theatre For A New Audience); Enter Laughing; Bajour (York Theatre); Wallenberg (NYMTF); Spellbound (Fringe Festival); The Cradle Will Rock (St. Mark’s in the Bowery). National tours; Annie; Fiddler On The Roof. Regional: The Most Happy Fella; Cats(Tuts); Witness For The Prosecution; Rags; Crazy For You; Phantom (Fulton Opera); Falsettoland (Caldwell Theatre, Carbonell Award Nomination); Steel Pier (Actor’s Playhouse) Noises Off (Playhouse on the Green); Ragtime (Carnegie PAC); My Fair Lady (Lancaster Symphony). Stock: Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife; Lost in Yonkers; Driving Miss Daisy; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; I Do, I Do; Guys & Dolls; Chicago; The Foreigner; Moon Over Buffalo. Television: Elementary. He Is delighted to be back at Gotham Radio Theatre, after appearing as Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit, Gary Essendine in Present Laughter and Oscar Jaffe in Twentieth Century. www.michaeliannucciactor.com.
Laura Leopard (Irene Dahlia) as Lucy Warriner
Laura Leopard*, a founder of Gotham Radio Theatre, last appeared for GRT as Irene Adler in 'Redheads and Bohemians', Rudolph in 'Rudolph's Tale: A 1964 Christmas, Monica/Joanna in Present Laughter and Elvira in Blithe Spirit. From Nashville, Tennessee her credits include An Ideal Husband, at The Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, Quartett at BAM (the Brooklyn Academy of Music), Amadeus at the prestigious Barter Theatre in Virginia, and Claire in Proof at Mill Mountain Theatre in Virginia. Favorite roles include, Mary Queen of Scotts in Mary Stuart, and Nan/Lina in Three Days of Rain. Laura is a proud member of Project Rushmore.
Jill Ahrold Bailey (Lillian Darling) as Aunt Patsy, Dixie, Molly Lamont
Jill Ahrold*+ An avid fan of classic radio shows, Jill Ahrold is thrilled to be a part of this unique theatrical experience. Theater credits include: Feign’d Courtesans, Anthony & Cleopatra, Much Ado about Nothing, School for Scandal (Queen’s Company); Twelfth Night (Jean Cocteau); Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare in the Schools); As You Like It (Spontaneous Shakespeare Sundays); as well as many staged readings with Instant Shakespeare. Jill is the Artistic Director and Founder of Imagine Me Kids, a theatre, media and film education organization for youth www.imagineme.org
William Bailey (Claxton Beauregard Jackson VI) as Daniel Leeson and Multiple Roles
William C. Bailey appeared in the John W. Engeman Theater's Damn Yankees (team owner Welch), Dial "M" for Murder, and Sound of Music. Other regional: Music Man (Harold Hill), 1776 (Richard Henry Lee), Crucible (Rev. Hale), My Fair Lady (Freddy), Bus Stop, Peter Pan, Floyd Collins. In NYC: readings of Ella Minnow Pea, directed by Joe Calarco; No Time for Sergeants for Gotham Radio Theatre; Dark of the Moon, King Lear, and All My Sons for Project Rushmore; Julius Caesar (Casca) for Hudson Warehouse; Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick) and Romeo and Juliet (Friar Lawrence) for Spontaneous Shakespeare; Tempest (Stephano) and Winter’s Tale (Autolycus) for Instant Shakespeare. William assistant directed Vermont Shakespeare Company’s Twelfth Night and directed Lovehandles Off-Off-Broadway, as well as Project Rushmore’s readings of Arcadia, Tempest, New York Idea, Pavilion, and Eleemosynary. William served as artistic director of DeSoto Family Theatre, 2003–2005.
J.T. O'Connor (Charles Napier) in Multiple Roles
J.T. O’Connor* is thrilled to return to GRT having played Maurice in Fallen Angels, and Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles and Nick Potter & Edward Seton in 'Holiday', numerous roles in Sorry Wrong Number and Santa in Rudolph’s Tale. His theater credits include the 2000-2002 National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof (Label/Constable) W/ Theodore Bikel, Gypsy (Herbie) W/ Joyce DeWitt, A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), The Nerd (Axel Hammond), Rough Crossing (Ivor Fish), High Spirits (Charles Condo-mine), Uncle Vanya (Professor), Angel Street (Rough), Annie Get Your Gun (Frank Butler), Wait Until Dark (Mike Tal-man), Funny Girl (Nick Arnstein), Moon Over Buffalo (Paul), and Kiss Me Kate (Fred). Television and Film credits include One Life to Live (Officer Roy Pell), The Good Wife, The Other Guys, White Collar, Gossip Girl, Rabbit Hole.
Directed and Adapted for Radio by Sydnie Grosberg Ronga (Sydnie Gale)
Sydnie Grosberg Ronga has directed extensively in New York, St. Louis, and regionally, staging plays such as Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Design For Living, Hayfever and several new plays. Sydnie has been directing shows for Gotham Radio Theatre and she recently directed a critically acclaimed production of It Had to Be You in St. Louis. As Associate Artistic Director of The Phoenix Theatre Company, Sydnie directed Boy Meets Girl, Alone At The Beach, and The Nerd. She has directed two of Branislav Tomich’s one-man plays; Blue Lanterns which had a highly successful run in New York fall '09, and Café God which played in NYC, St. Louis and won a Drama Logue Award in Los Angeles. She is The Associate Artistic Director of Max & Louie Productions (St. Louis), on the steering committee for the Project Rushmore Theatre Company, NYC, and has worked with Manhattan Class Company and The Women’s Project. As an arts educator Sydnie has worked with students of all ages, directing shows from elementary school to college and designing theatre curriculum for in-school and after-school programs. She is an acting teacher and coach. Born in St. Louis, she is a graduate of Webster University.