Group will present Neil Simon’s ‘Star Spangled Girl’
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (March 15, 2019) – Little Theatre of Watertown
is pleased to present the hilarious comedy “The Star Spangled Girl,” by Neil Simon, in May.
The show will be presented at 7 p.m. May 2, 3, 4, 10 and 11, and at 2 p.m. May 4 and 12 at the Sackets Harbor Ballroom, 103 West Main St., Sackets Harbor, New York.
Directed by Lindsey Oakes and Amanda Morrison, the show stars Logan Harris as Andy; Christopher Coughlin as Norman, and Elaine Altman as Sophie.
Andy and Norman are two earnest young men using their apartment as a publishing office for a "protest" magazine in San Francisco. Sophie, an Olympic swimmer and all-American girl, moves into another apartment on the same floor. Sophie makes her first appearance paying a good-neighbor visit to the combination home and office of the two publishers. Her friendliness and charm leave Norman hopelessly smitten. Thereafter, love, for him, is a determined madness, with the humor of it heightened by her frantic rejection of him.
Meanwhile, his partner is fielding telephone calls from the irate printer who wants to collect the money due him and distracting the landlady from thoughts of back rent with motorcycle rides and surfing expeditions.
And while Sophie is convinced that they are editing a dangerously subversive magazine, she soon finds that her real source of annoyance is that the wrong man is pressing his attentions on her.
Happily, this situation is reversed in time, as love and politics blend delightfully in a bubbling series of funny happenings, set forth with the masterly skill and inventiveness that are the hallmarks of Neil Simon.
Tickets for “Star Spangled Girl” are $15 for general admission; $12 for military members and seniors; $10 for members, those younger than 18 and students. Tickets can be purchased online at https://sacketsharborballroom.com. This is an Operation Yellow Ribbon event.
Doors will be open for cocktails one hour before show time. Hot dogs, nachos and pretzels with cheese sauce will be sold.
(Little Theatre of Watertown)