"Guys and Dolls" plays at RCS this weekend
Roxbury — The hustle and bustle of 1940s New York descends on the quiet Village of Roxbury this weekend as the RCS Drama club presents their fall production of “Guys and Dolls” this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. in the school’s cafetorium.
Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces the viewer to a cast of vivid characters: Sarah Brown (Karly Bolger), the upright but uptight “mission doll,” out to reform the evildoers of Times Square with the help of her devoted Aunt Arveta (Angela Perazone) and the Mission Band; Sky Masterson (Jefferson Piasek), the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide (Carol Lee McGinnis), the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she’s been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit (Christian Schor), her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game with the help of his two henchmen, Nicely Nicely Johnson (Nathaniel Liddle) and Benny Southstreet (Michael McAfee). Throw in a host of colorful gamblers, Hot Box dancers, and Mission workers, and you have the makings of an exciting evening.
Everything works out in the end, thanks to the imagination of Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling’s hilarious, fast-paced book and Frank Loesser’s bright, brassy, immortal score, which takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City. Funny and romantic, “Guys And Dolls” is ideal for audiences of any age
Tickets for the evening performances are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, and are available in advance from any cast member or in the RCS Main Office. There will also be a limited number of tickets available at the door, but they do sell out fast. For more information please call 607 326-4287.