FRANK FERRANTE in

An Evening with Groucho

Frank Ferrante in

An Evening with Groucho

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Shelterhouse Theatre

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NOV. 4 - DEC. 17, 2017

Directed by DREYA WEBER

Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx. Called "masterful" by the Chicago Tribune and "a tour-de-force" by Variety, this fast-paced 90 minutes of hilarity contains all of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs. 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, MGM's Louis B. Mayer and Marx foil Margaret Dumont.

“An affectionate, funny and unsentimental portrait...a truly delightful show.” – Hollywood Reporter

ADVISORY: Frank Ferrante in An Evening With Groucho is appropriate for ages 12 and up with very mild adult content. The comical stylings of this iconic performer are sure to bring a smile and a chuckle to every audience member.

RUNNING TIME: Frank Ferrante in An Evening With Groucho runs approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one intermission.

Photo of Frank Ferrante as Groucho Marx by Michael Doucett.

  

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Artists

Frank Ferrante

Writer / Groucho

Gerald Sternbach

Accompanist

Groucho Marx

Legend

Dreya Weber

Director

Tamara L. Honesty

Set Designer

Mark Williams

Lighting Designer

Jenifer Morrow

Production Stage Manager

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Comic Genius

Oct 26, 2017
Christa Skiles

Ferrante has given more than 2,500 performances in some 400 cities as the iconic, cigar-chomping comedian with the bushy mustache and zingy one-liners. He’ll add Cincinnati to that list when An Evening With Groucho comes to the Shelterhouse.

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Vaudeville: The World that Gave Rise to the Marx Brothers

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Vaudeville was defined by its variety of song, dance, music and comedy performed onstage. Its heyday lasted from the 1890s to the 1930s, and it was a genre that spanned the country.

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Broadway: The Stages that Made the Marx Brothers Famous

Dec 5, 2017
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By the 1920s, the Marx Brothers had run the gamut of vaudeville success and failure. Yet the world of theatre was on the cusp of change. New York City had become a bustling theatre town that would soon launch them into stardom.

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Hollywood: The Films that Made the Marx Brothers Legends

Dec 12, 2017
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The Depression weighed heavily on Broadway. Across the country, however, the motion picture industry was taking off. Hollywood quickly became the new home to actors, writers, directors, composers and everyone in between — including the Marx Brothers.

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