News Release, Port Tobacco Players
Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Produced by Kathy Mead | Directed and Choreographed by Benjamin Simpson | Music Director William V. Derr
Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, this award-winning classic gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway. Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Nathan Detroit, a gambler, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck.
Meanwhile, Nathan’s girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the money, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls take us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually, everyone ends up right where they belong.
This production runs for 4 weekends July 12 – August 4, 2019.
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm | Sundays at 3pm. $18 – Adults | $15 – Seniors/Students/Military