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About The Show-Off - Off Broadway

Show Info

Previewed
Sep 20, 2017
Opened
Oct 1, 2017
Closed
Oct 21, 2017

Summary

The Peccadillo Theater Company will present a revival of The Show-Off by Pulitzer Prize-winning author George Kelly (uncle of Grace Kelly), starring Annette O’Toole (Southern Comfort, The Man from Nebraska, “Smallville”) opening Sunday, October 1st, at Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46 Street, btw. Ninth & Tenth Aves). Directed by Peccadillo’s OBIE Award-winning artistic director, Dan Wackerman, the production will begin previews Wednesday, September 20th and run through Saturday, October 21st.

The Show-Off has earned its reputation as one of a handful of classic American stage comedies that continue to "hold up" decades after being written. A vehicle for the great Helen Hayes in the late 1960's and a perennial favorite of regional theaters ever since, The Show-Off hasn't been given a major revival in NYC since 1992.

Notable for its masterly blending of comedy and drama and meticulous attention to the ordinary details of everyday life, The Show-Off revolves around a working class Irish family in North Philadelphia in the mid 1920's. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher and their three adult children are thrown into a state of turmoil when Amy, their middle child, brings home a preposterous suitor named Aubrey Piper. A compulsive liar with delusions of grandeur, Aubrey meets his match in Mrs Fisher (Annette O’Toole), the crusty, no-nonsense matriarch of the family. A battle of wits ensues and the outcome is a vindication (of sorts!) of the American con man.

Venue

Theatre at St. Clements

423 W. 46th St.
New York, NY