The Front Page

Saturday 13 November, 2021
Williamsville, VT

Directed by Bahman Mahdavi, this screwball comedy is a purely-American story. “It is,” Mahdavi says, “as American as baseball, jazz or the Grand Canyon. Not that sensationalist journalists, crooked politicians, manipulative newspaper editors and inept gangsters don’t exist elsewhere in the world, but Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s expert plotting and rapid-fire, streetwise dialogue establish it firmly in time (1928) and place (Chicago). This could not have been written by Noel Coward nor Oscar Wilde.”

Company includes Sherry Brown, Alan Darling, Ramsey Demeter, Tom Ely, Johanna Gardner, Marisa Imon, Cherie Moran, Miles Keefe, Pat Kelly, Phil Kramer, Annie Landenberger, Fred Lawrence, John Moran, John Ogorzalek, Dawn Slade, Rose Watson in the cast and T Breeze Verdant, sound effects; Cherie Moran, stage manager; Dody Riggs, costumes.