The Players Club of Swarthmore opens its 2018-19 season with the Frank Loesser musical masterpiece Guys and Dolls Sept. 14-29, for ten performances at 614 Fairview Ave. in Swarthmore. Directed by Anthony SanFilippo, this classic musical comedy about sinners and saints follows Nathan Detroit as he sets up the biggest craps game in town under the eye of the law and straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. With lovable gamblers and overdue fiancés, Guys and Dolls brings laughter and fun to the PCS stage with choreography by Meghan Schulz and Jess Wisniewski and music direction by Eric Thompson and Emily Szal. Buy tickets online at http://www.pcstheater.org.
Set against the picturesque backdrop of Damon Runyan’s Broadway, Guys and Dolls showcases one of the greatest musical scores in the history of American theatre, with hits that include “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” “Take Back Your Mink” and “Luck, Be a Lady.” Guys and Dolls features John Casertano (Havertown) as Nathan Detroit; Willem Guenther (Media) as fellow gambler Sky Masterson; Kristin Hegel (Philadelphia) as Miss Adelaide, the pride of the Hot Box Club; Monica Fischer (Springfield) as Sister Sarah Brown; Donna Dougherty (Bryn Mawr) as General Cartwright; Jeffrey Martin (Drexel Hill) as Nicely-Nicely Johnson; and Mike Sokolowski (Collingdale) as Benny Southstreet.
Ensemble cast members include: Glen Macnow (Havertown), Jim Fryer (Lansdowne), Harry Sokol (Swarthmore), Jay Steinberg (Penn Valley), Michael Murphy (Philadelphia), Tim Whelan (Wilmington, Del.), Andrew SanFilippo (Springfield), Oliver Feaster (Glenolden), Vincent Raspa (Broomall), Nicholas Fox (Wallingford), Anthony Florendo (Drexel Hill), Sean McDermott (Phoenixville), Kyle McLemore (Upper Darby), Marissa Capuano (Aston), Doris Chan (Concordville), Susan Cole (Chadds Ford), Emily-Grace Murray (Collegeville), Samantha DeWitt (Coatesville), Caitlin Naylor (Springfield), Tess Ansbro (Blue Bell), Leslie Green Shapiro (Wilmington, Del.), and Devon Duffy (Penns Grove, N.J.).
Guys and Dolls runs from Friday, Sept. 14, through Saturday, Sept. 29. Thursday performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. New this year, the Players Club will offer wine and beer, as well as non-alcoholic concessions, at the Friday and Saturday night performances. Cast and crew will offer a post-show cabaret on Sept. 22. Audiences can meet the artists in a talkback discussion after the Sept. 23 performance. Buy tickets either online at http://www.pcstheater.org, by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111, or at the door. For more information about PCS – including upcoming events, shows, ticketing and directions, visit http://www.pcstheater.org.
Guys and Dolls Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Director – Anthony SanFilippo
Music Director- Eric Thompson
Choreographers – Meghan Schulz and Jess Wisniewski
Assistant Music Director- Emily Szal
Friday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. +
Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m
+Meet the Artists in an informal discussion following the Dec. 11 performance.
The Players Club of Swarthmore, an all-volunteer organization now in its 108th season, is located at 614 Fairview Road—just off of Route 320. The theater is only minutes from I-95 and Route 476—and the R3 Regional Rail line is within walking distance, at the edge of the Swarthmore College Campus. In addition, buses run down Route 320 from Springfield Mall, which is within 3 miles. The PCS Mainstage is a 300-seat proscenium theater that is fully handicapped accessible, and the intimate Second Stage (home of PCS’ highly successful Children’s Series) is a black box space that can seat 60—80 people. There is plenty of free off-street parking. Visit http://www.pcstheater.org for information on upcoming events, ticketing, directions, etc.