XOREGOS PERFORMING COMPANY CELEBRATES NOËL COWARD in ONE ACT GEMS
Xoregos Performing Company has been invited by five Manhattan, one Bronx and two Queens libraries to present RED PEPPERS, Noël Coward’s one act, performed on Broadway during the 1936-37 season. It starred him and Gertrude Lawrence as the battling music hall couple. This run followed the London success in 1935. RED PEPPERS is one of ten one-acts which starred the famous pair; they are collectively known as TONIGHT AT 8:30. RED PEPPERS includes two songs written by Sir Noël. The last New York performance on record of RED PEPPERS was a short run on Broadway in 1967.
ONE ACT GEMS will also include a rare one act by F. Scott Fitzgerald, PORCELAIN AND PINK (1922), ORDINARY by Jack Feldstein, SURPRISE by Mark Harvey Levine (two living playwrights) and a short cabaret of Coward songs. It is directed and choreographed by Shela Xoregos with Eugene Abrams as Music Director. The seven versatile actors are Cassie Bell, Daniel Broadhurst, Sergio Castillo, David Allen Green, Christina King, Andy Markert and Gretchen Poulos. Costumes are by Katy Freeman.
The program is in conjunction with the New York Public Library’s exhibit on Noël Coward, opening in March at the Lincoln Center Library. All library performances are free.
April 25 at 6:00 PM Yorkville Library, 222 East 79 Street (2/3 Avenues) Manhattan
April 26 at 5:30 PM 96 Street Library, 112 East 96 Street (Park-Lexington) Manhattan
April 28 at 2:00 PM Jefferson Market Library, Sixth Avenue at 10 Street, Manhattan
May 3 at 6:00 PM Webster Library, 1465 York (78th) Manhattan
May 5 at 2:30 PM Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71 Street Queens
May 7 at 8:00 PM at Webster House, Manhattan
May 10 at 5:30 PM St. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Avenue (81st) Manhattan
May 11 at 10:00 PM Producers Club, 358 West 44 Street, Manhattan $18.00/TDF
May 12 at 2:30 PM Bronx Library Center Theater, 310 Kingsbridge Road, the Bronx
May 14 at 6:00 PM Flushing Library Theater, 41-17 Main Street Flushing (#7 to last stop) Queens
XOREGOS PERFORMING COMPANY Shela Xoregos, Artistic Director
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