For its 22nd production, Yale secondary school is presenting the Broadway mainstay Guys and Dolls.
Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic farce – considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – soars with the spirit of Broadway.
Guys and Dolls introduces us to a cast of vivid characters.
Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,” out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she’s been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.
Everything works out in the end, thanks to the machinations of Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling‘s fast-paced book and Frank Loesser‘s immortal score, which takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City.
The play was selected as the 1951 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama.
Due to Burrows’ run-ins with the anti-communism movement of the time, however, it was not awarded the prize.
The show runs Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m. and Feb. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at Yale secondary school office, 34620 Old Yale Rd.
Call 604-853-0778 for more information.
The show takes place at the Abbotsford Arts Centre (2329 Crescent Way).