Fresh from nearly four months in the role of Caesar in Teatro ZinZanni’s recent production of Bottega ZinZanni, comedian Frank Ferrante reprises his critically acclaimed one-man show, An Evening with Groucho this coming weekend at two locations in the Seattle area.
In An Evening With Groucho, Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in 90 minutes of fast-paced hilarity. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including “Hooray for Captain Spalding,” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.” The audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Jim Furmston, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints us with the likes of brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Greta Garbo, Marx foil, Margaret Dumont and MGM’s Louis B. Mayer.
Cited as “nothing short of masterful” by the Chicago Tribune, An Evening with Groucho is not to be missed.
Friday, OCTOBER 23
“DUCK SOUP” SCREENING
Frank Ferrante introduces the Marx Brothers film classic “Duck Soup” to kick off his performance of “An Evening With Groucho” at the Washington Center for the Arts in Olympia, Washington at 7:00pm. For tickets and information call (360) 753-8585 or log on to http://www.washingtoncenter.org
Saturday, OCTOBER 24
AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
Frank Ferrante stars at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts located at 512 Washington Street SE in Olympia, Washington, 98501. Performance is Saturday at 7:30pm. For tickets and information call (360) 753-8585 or log on to http://www.washingtoncenter.org