Project Description

DATES:
August 6-30
SHOWTIMES:
Tues/Wed at 7pm; Thurs-Sat at 8pm; Sun at 5pm,
Wed/Fri matinees at 2pm (excluding 8/12 and 8/26).
VENUE:
Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
WHERE:
Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA
TICKETS:
Tickets start at $20; Low Priced Previews August 6-8 are $15 & $20.

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Adapted by John Guare from The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur and the Columbia Pictures film

Directed by Julianne Boyd

Starring BSC Associate Artists Christopher Innvar (Much Ado About Nothing) and Mark H. Dold (Breaking the Code), along with Jane Pfitsch (Broadway’s Cabaret)

Editor Walter Burns will do anything to find an ace reporter cunning enough to scoop a story in the cutthroat Chicago press world, even if that means turning to his ex-wife, Hildy Johnson, who comes back to the newsroom one last time before leaving the game for good. In Guare’s adaptation, the play takes place in 1939, the day before war breaks out in Europe, which adds a political framework to the otherwise antic proceedings.

Associate Artist Christopher Innvar stars as Walter Burns alongside fellow Associate Artist Mark H. Dold, who will star as Bruce Baldwin, Hildy Johnson’s fiancé.

Tony Award-winner John Guare is the author of such plays as The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, A Free Man of Color, and Two Gentlemen of Verona. His most recent play, 3 Kinds of Exile, also marked his acting debut.

Did You Know? The American Film Insititute chose His Girl Friday as one of the top 20 funniest movies ever made!

His Girl Friday is sponsored by Rhoda Herrick. His Girl Friday  is also sponsored in part by Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club.

THE CRITICS RAVE!

His Girl Friday has it all – comedy, farce, drama, tragedy and romance…fast-paced evening of fun…stuffed with a thousand brilliant comic moments” ~ Berkshire on Stage

…fresh, funny and relevant”~The Hartford/Springfield Examiner

“…the epitome of screwball.” ~ In the Spotlight

“…a smorgasbord of crime melodrama, pressroom shenanigans, sexual politics, social satire, romantic comedy and slapstick farce.” ~ Off Script with Dan Dwyer

“Funny. Very, Very, Funny…a delectable evening’s entertainment” ~ Berkshire Bright Focus

“a first class ensemble performance…it’s breathtaking to watch.” ~ Westfield News

“utterly hilarious…the most side splitting play of the summer season.” ~Berkshire Fine Arts

CAST

Walter Burns – Christopher Innvar
Hildy Johnson – Jane Pfitsch
Bruce Baldwin – Mark H. Dold
McCue – James Riordan
Wilson – Brent Langdon
Schwartz – Christopher Tocco
Kruger – Gordon Stanley
Bensinger/Pinkus – Jonathan Spivey
Minister/Mayor – Robert Zukerman
Sheriff – Rocco Sisto
Mrs. Baldwin – Peggy Pharr Wilson
Sweeney/Earl Holub – Ethan Dubin
Endicott – Casey Shane
Mollie Malloy – Anya Whelan Smith
Woodenshoes/Diamond Louie – Ben Caplan

CREATIVE TEAM

Director – Julianne Boyd
Scenic Designer – David M. Barber
Costume Designer – Sara Jean Tosetti
Lighting Designer – Scott Pinkney
Sound Designer – Brad Berridge
Wig, Hair, and Makeup Designer –J. Jared Janas
Fight Choreographer –Ryan Winkles
Dialect Coach –Wendy Waterman
Casting – Pat McCorkle, CSA
Production Stage Manager – Renee Lutz
Assistant Stage Manager – Heather Klein

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