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Heritage Theatre Festival - An Evening with Groucho in Charlottesville

Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including "Hooray For Captain Spalding," and "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady." The audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints us with the likes of brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Greta Garbo, Marx foil, Margaret Dumont and MGM's Louis B. Mayer. A show perfect for all ages! According to the Seattle Times, "Ferrante does for Groucho . . .what Hal Holbrook does with his Mark Twain tribute: channel a great American humorist."

Since 1974, the Heritage Theatre Festival has been in residence during the summer months as the University of Virginia's professional theatre. Leading directors, designers, technicians, and actors from across the country form the company each year to produce a season of musicals and plays. The summer 2014 season includes, Throughly Modern Millie, Shear Madness, Avenue Q, One Man Two Guvnors, and An Evening with Groucho.

From: June 17, 2014 - June 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)
Location: Ruth Caplin Theatre
Venue Details: Heritage Theatre Festival
Address: 109 Culbreth Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2446
Times: Evenings at 8pm; Saturday Matinee at 2pm
Area: University Area
434-924-3376

Learn more at: http://www.visitcharlottesville.org/includes/events/index.cfm?menuid=18&action=displayDetail&eventid=10826

 

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