The Orange Players Assoc., Inc. is seeking a Director for our spring production, 45 Seconds from Broadway, by Neil Simon, to be presented on May 1 & 2, 2020 at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477.
This is a Comedy with much humor/farce and typical Simon rapid one-liners. It is a full-length play presented in two acts with a run time of 120 minutes. The play calls for a cast of 6 women and 6 men of varying ages. The time is the New Millennium/21st Century. The stage set is for a coffee shop off the lobby of a mid-rate NYC hotel based on the Polish Tea Room on 47th Street in New York.
From America's master of Contemporary Broadway Comedy, here is another revealing comedy behind the scenes in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary Polish Tea Room on New York's 47th Street. It is here that Broadway theatre personalities, washed-up and on-the-rise, gather to schmooz even as they lose. This is a regular hangout for some of the characters.
Will Zelda and Bernie retire and sell the shop? Will Solomon’s play ever be produced? Is Mickey Fox wildly popular or is he wildly exaggerating? Will he help his nephew in his act as a standup comedian? Will Megan make it as an actress or go back to Ohio as her mother did 20 years earlier? Will Charles ever react to Rayleen?
All this and much more in this play with lots of Simon one-liners.
This touching valentine to New York offers great acting roles as Neil Simon continues his exploration of the foibles and funny in the human comedy.
"The play may have the rat-a-tat pace of a Marx Brothers movie, but it exists not to create Groucho-like anarchy but to weave fractured lives into healing harmony." – The New York Times
"A warm-spirited tribute... a theatrical valentine." – Variety
"With a handsome, well-acted production and plenty of Simon zingers, there's much to enjoy." – CurtainUp
Responses are needed no later than Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Resumes may be submitted electronically to the Orange Players at TheOrangePlayers@gmail.com.
Please use the email address listed above or call us at 475-227-7547 with any questions regarding this production.
45 Seconds from Broadway is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
We look forward to working with you!
The Orange Players