Marty Finklestein, a struggling theater director, has been bequeathed THE PORTRAIT of his 18th Century Jewish ancestor. Over pate and crepes, at a dinner hosted by his wealthy cousin Toddy Renard, antics by the French maid Honore, high notes from Marty’s singer wife Alissa, and pretentions about their early American Jewish roots, a wager is made as to who will buy THE PORTRAIT.
The production stars Rutanya Alda (Film: The Deer Hunter) as Honore, Jessica Eleanor Grant (As The World Turns) as Alissa, James Leaf (Catastrophe, Young Mechanics Ensemble) as Marty, Caitlin O’Heaney (Bdwy: A Matter of Gravity) as Helen, Roger Hendricks Simon (Film: Wall Street, Money Never Sleeps) as Henry, June Stein (Film: Romance & Cigarettes) as Agnes and James Williams (OBR: Brothers Karamazov Part I) as Toddy.
The production features scenic design by David Bragin and Josie Williams, costume design by Josie Williams, and lighting design by Emma Schimminger. Name of Designer is the sound designer and Regina Novicky is the stage manager. The World Premiere of this play is currently playing until January 26th at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios on 54th St between Broadway & 8th Ave.
Now the entire cast will take their chances with Sissy this Friday night 7:30pm EST on MNN Channel 56 Time Warner Cable Manhattan and on our website www.thesissygamacheshow.com