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Readers’ Theater: Madame LaGimp
Madame La Gimp is a hilarious tale of antics and romance. A down on her luck New York fruit seller named Apple Annie (Madame La Gimp) has the shock of her life when she learns her long separated daughter is coming with her fiancé and his parents from Spain to meet her. It seems that Apple Annie has been characterizing herself in her letters as a wealthy aristocrat. Because one of her steady customers, gangster Dave the Dude, believes she is his good luck charm, he decides to extend the charade by helping Annie pose as a New York socialite.
In a New York Minute written by Celeste Crouch is a brief prelude to the play Madame La Gimp. In dramatic form, it highlights Damon Runyon’s journey from sports writer to the legendary American writer he is considered today. Characters from Runyon’s famous short stories and the Runyon biographer, Jimmy Breslin, tell the tale of Runyon’s switch from sports writing to fiction and how he came to incorporate the New York mob as subject matter for his renowned and hilarious short stories
Madame la Gimp Cast: Broadway – Ron Smith, Dave the Dude – Jan Ross, Madame La Gimp – Karen Ford, Judge – Peter Van Nort, Harrigan – Mary Sharry, Billie – Jean Jenkins, Harry the Horse – Jackie Oleson, Bert – Jean Jenkins
Damon Runyon – In a New York Minute Cast: Jimmy Breslin – Jean Jenkins, Emerald Em – Mary Sharry, Nicely-Nicely – Ron Smith, Horsey – Peter Van Nort
Dates for the performances are Friday & Saturday, June 3 and 4 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, June 5 at 3:30 pm.
Online reservations are closed. Saturday and Sunday seats are still available at the door on a first-come, first-serve basis.