ANIMAL CRACKERS: Revival of the Marx Brothers musical comedy hit. Presented by Daft Theater Productions. Singh Performance Center, 50 Douglas Rd, Whitinsville. Jan 11, 12, 18, 19 at 730 pm, Sunday matinee on Jan 20 at 2pm. Tickets: $20 Adult/$15 Senior, Student. Call: 774-287-8374.
Animal Crackers is a revival of the Marx Brothers musical comedy hit of 1930, later made into a movie of the same name.
Society matron Mrs. Rittenhouse is planning the social event of the year at her mansion. She is having a famous painting displayed in her home for the weekend, and she is also having the world famous explorer Captain Spaulding (Groucho) as a house guest.
However all goes awry when her societal rivals, Mrs. Whitehead and her sister, Grace, come up with a plan to publicly embarrass Mrs. Rittenhouse by stealing the painting.
Matter go from bad to worse, as the dubious musicians for the party arrive, a Mr. Ravelli (Chico) and “The Professor,” (Harpo). With Captain Spaulding, Ravelli and the Professor in the house, chaos ensues when the painting is stolen by an unknown person and the police are called in.
The Marx Brothers brand of humor include wordplay, puns, outrageous physical comedy and all around wackiness, and is suitable for all ages.
Captain Spaulding: Michael Legge
Ravelli: Jim Porter
The Professor: Ed Dunn
Mrs. Rittenhouse: Bunny Porter
Arabella: Lynda Slocomb
John: Phil Fougere
Chandler: Rob Fetterman
Mrs. Whitehead: Suzanne Taylor
Grace: Liana Vincini
Hives: Pedro Figeroa
Doucet: Terri Boelke
Jamison: Cheryl Miller
Hennessy: Brendon Boelke
Servant: Clarke Slocomb
Jan 11, 12,18,19 at 730pm
Jan 20 2pm
Tickets: $20 Adult/$15 Senior/Student