I'M NOT RAPPAPORT Starring Fred Grandy And Ted Lange Opens At Redhouse
Known for their roles in the 1970s sitcom "The Love Boat," Fred Grandy (Gopher) and Ted Lange (Isaac the Bartender) have reunited to star in Redhouse's production of "I'm Not Rappaport," which will run from March 14th - March 24th at its theater complex at City Center. I'm Not Rappaport is a Tony-Award winning play written by Herb Gardiner that revolves around a pair of octogenarians who spend their days on benches in Central Park, waging a private war with the environment, park degenerates and their rapidly deteriorating bodies. Despite the serious and occasionally eloquent subtext about society's treatment of the elderly, the emphasis is on the comic interplay between the actors. The show is sure to hit home with those who are are experiencing aging, or who have aging parents and family member as it deals with both the joys and pitfalls of aging and long time friendships, with humor and charm that is sure to evoke some tears but much laughter.
Inspired by two elderly men the playwright met in New York City's Central Park, the play focuses on the unlikely friendship between Nat Moyer, a chatty Jewish retiree with a tendency to exaggerate and Midge Carter, a cantankerous, almost blind building superintendent. Their dialogue unfolds like a vaudeville act as they bond together to battle the realities of growing up, growing old and their growing friendship.
Redhouse is honored to cast iconic actors Fred Grandy as Nat Moyer and Ted Lange as Midge Carter which will mark the first time they have performed together on stage as well as since their days together on The hit 70's sitcom "The Love Boat". Fred Grandy will return to Redhouse after making his Redhouse debut in last seasons On Golden Pond and this will mark the Redhouse debut for Ted Lange. Returning to the Redhouse Stage from the very successful Almost Maine are John Bixler as Danforth and Laura Austin as Clara. Joining them are Marguerite Mitchell as Laurie, Ryan Dunn as Gilley and making his debut is Ashley Strand as the Cowboy. Vincent Cardinal of University of Michigan Theatre returns to Redhouse to direct.
Production crew includes Production Technical Director Joshua Bergman, Lighting Designer Margaret Peebles, Set Design by Tim Brown, Sound Design by Anthony Vadala, Costume Designer Camille Charara, Stage Manager Kevin Casey and Josh Reid, Master Electrician.
I'm Not Rappaport runs from March14th - 24th at Redhouse Arts Center located at 400. South Salina Street. On site, paid parking is available in the attached garage on Clinton Street. For tickets and information on I'm Not Rappaport, call the Redhouse Arts Center box office at (315) 362-2785 or visit www.theredhouse.org. Almost Maine sponsors include Season Sponsor: Pathfinder Bank, Show Sponsor: OneGroup and Media Sponsor: Advance Media.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00PM - Preview Night - Talkback with Cast following the show.
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:00PM - Opening Night
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 8:00PM
Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2:00PM
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:00PM
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8:00PM
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8:00PM
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2:00PM