Attic Theater to Present Preston Sturges' STRICTLY DISHONORABLE at The Flea, 7/22-8/10
The Attic Theater Company presents Preston Sturges' classic screwball comedy STRICTLY DISHONORABLE at The Flea Theater (41 White Street, Tribeca). Directed by Laura Braza, STRICTLY DISHONORABLE will be performed Tuesday, July 22nd through Sunday, August 10th, 2014. The Press Opening is Saturday, July 26th at 7pm. Tickets, priced at $25.00, are on sale now online at www.theattictheaterco.com.
STRICTLY DISHONORABLE begins when free-spirited Isabelle and her snobbish, upper-class fiancé, Henry, wander into a Hell's Kitchen speakeasy in search of adventure. Inside, Isabelle charms Gus Di Ruvo, famous singer and notorious playboy. Steeped in jazz and bathtub gin, Isabelle and Gus cozy up while a cast of misfit barflies sways them away from scandal. In this romantic summer comedy, personalities, pratfalls, and peach schnapps collide, leaving two lovers trying to do the fun thing the honorable way.
Written by Academy Award-winning Playwright, screenwriter and director Preston Sturges, "the father of screwball comedy," STRICTLY DISHONORABLE was first produced on Broadway in 1929, where it ran for 557 performances. The comedy was first made into a feature film in 1931 (with Muriel Kirkland, Tullio Carminati, and Louis Jean Heydt), and again in 1961 (with Janet Leigh, Ezio Pinza, and Arthur Franz).
The cast of STRICTLY DISHONORABLE features William Austin (Officer Mulligan), Michael Labbadia (Gus Di Ruvo), Thomas Christopher Matthews (Henry Greene), Keilly McQuail (Isabelle Perry), Nick Ritacco (Giovanni), John Robert Tillotson (Judge Dempsey), Christopher Tocco (Tomaso Antiovi), and Ryan Trout (Mario).
STRICTLY DISHONORABLE has scenic design by Liz Sherrier, costumes design by Travis Chinick, lighting design by Dave Upton, sound design by Lee Kinney, and props by Jazmine Harper-Davis. The Production Stage Manager is Amy Pen. Dramaturgy is by Julia Noulin-Merat, and the casting director is Lexie Pregosin, Pregosin Casting.
The Attic Theater Company produces new plays and relevant classics that examine the American experience with compassion and conviction. Now in its fifth season, The Attic has presented numerous acclaimed productions, and offers a voice to developing writers through their Emerging Playwrights Program. Recent productions include the New York premiere of Tennessee Williams' THE NOTEBOOK OF TRIGORIN and the world premiere of Josh Koenigsberg's THE MNEMONIST OF DUTCHESS COUNTY in 2013, William Saroyan's THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE and Erica Lipez's THE TUTORS in 2012, and Sam Gooley's THIS ONE TIME IN LAST CHANCE and the site-specific production of THE ARGUMENT in 2011.
Presented by the Attic Theater Company, STRICTLY DISHONORABLE will be performed at The Flea Theater (41 White Street, Tribeca) Tuesday, July 22nd through Sunday, August 10th, 2014. The performance schedule is: Tuesdays through Sundays at 7pm, and Saturdays at 2pm. OPENING: Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at 7pm.
Tickets for STRICTLY DISHONORABLE are $25.00 and are now available online by visiting www.theattictheaterco.com.