Presented by Bygone Theatre
March 2 – 5, 2017
Screenplay by Charles Lederer
Based on the play The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur
Adapted for the stage and additional dialogue by Craig Dix
Directed by Emily Dix
This iconic screwball comedy tells the tale of Walter Burns, a hard-boiled newspaper editor who learns that his ex-wife, “newspaper man” Hildy Johnson, is going to give-up reporting to marry a bland insurance salesman from Albany. Determined to sabotage these plans and keep Hildy with the paper (and himself), Burns convinces her to cover one last story; the execution of cop-killer Earl Williams. Things quickly spiral out of control and Burns and Hildy find themselves tangled up in the case, and each other’s lives. A hilarious look at the struggle to balance life and love.
Running time is approximately 2 hrs
with one 15 minute intermission.
Tickets are $20-$25 and are available online.
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Bygone Theatre was founded as a collective in October of 2012, and became an incorporated not-for-profit company in October of 2015. Their mandate is to produce theatre written or set in the early 20th century, focusing on historical aspects in design and incorporating a classic cinema aesthetic.
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