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The Seven Year Itch by George Axelrod

September 20–October 11, 2014
Gunston Theatre Two (directions)

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The American Century Theater launches its 20th Anniversary season to laughter with an encore production of the George Axelrod comedy, The Seven Year Itch, first produced by TACT in 2002.

Artistic Director Jack Marshall chose the play to represent the best of the company’s comedies over the past two decades: “When we first did it, hardly anyone remembered that it had been a Broadway hit. All they remembered was Marilyn Monroe and the white dress in the 1952 movie. Yet the play had audiences laughing from the start, as well as caring about the characters. This comedy is funnier, more complex, and racier than the classic film. I can’t wait to see it again.”

Axelrod was an American screenwriter, playwright, and film director—a comedy hit machine on Broadway and an Academy Award winner. The Seven Year Itch was his most famous play, the story of a bored husband in the midst of a mid-life crisis, played with panache by versatile (from the wacky space alien in Visit to a Small Planet to the relentless prosecutor in Judgment at Nuremberg) TACT favorite Bruce Alan Rauscher. With his wife and child away, Sherman sees his erotic dreams nearing fruition as a voluptuous neighbor stirs his passions . . . and conscience.

TACT Associate Artist Rip Claassen directs, bringing his vaudeville background to yet another TACT production of a classic comedy. (Claassen’s previous comedy hits for TACT include Come Blow Your Horn, J.B., Life With Father, and Visit to a Small Planet.) He directs a fine ensemble cast led by Rauscher as Richard Sherman and Carolyn Kashner as The Girl. The role of Helen is played by Emily Morrison. Eileen Farrell, Chanukah Jane Lilburne, Rachel M. Loose, and Rachael Murray play the women of Richard’s imagination, with Steve Lebens as Dr. Brubaker and Ric Andersen as Tom Mackenzie. Ethan Ocasio and Xavier Wolf play Ricky.

The show’s Production Manager is Ed Moser, with set design by Trena Weiss-Null, lighting design by Marianne Meadows, and sound design by Moser. The technical team is rounded out by Stage Manager Lindsey E. Moore, costume design by Claassen with the assistance of Catherine Casino, properties design by Hannah Schneider, and carpentry by Michael Salmi and Robert Teague.



Running time: approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, with two intermissions










To order free tickets for children under 18, click here.

For group sales, contact boxoffice@americancentury.org.


Calendar of Performances for
The Seven Year Itch

September 2014

14
15
16
17
18
19
20
            8:00 PM
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
2:30 PM     8:00 PM
PWYC
8:00 PM
TALKBACK
8:00 PM 2:30 PM
8:00 PM
28
29
30
 
 
 
 
2:30 PM            

October 2014

 
 
 
1
2
3
4
        8:00 PM 8:00 PM 2:30 PM
8:00 PM
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
2:30 PM       8:00 PM 8:00 PM 2:30 PM
8:00 PM

PWYC indicates "pay what you can" - no advance reservations are accepted.

OPEN REHEARSAL A full-scale rehearsal with costumes, sets and lights. The director may stop and start the performance at any time. No Charge. No advance reservations accepted.

PREVIEW performances are "pay what you can" - see previous line.

TALKBACK indicates a post-show discussion following the performance.

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION indicates a discussion beginning one hour prior to the performance.



To order free tickets for children under 18, click here.

For group sales, contact boxoffice@americancentury.org.

 


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