by Ricardo Rust
at the Gene Frankel Theatre
Perhaps one of his lesser known works to us now, The Butter and Egg Man is a wonderful comedy about producing theater which was one of Kaufman's biggest Broadway successes. What better way to celebrate 10 years of producing theater?
The Butter and Egg Man follows our hero, Peter Jones, a likable Mid-Western boy, as he navigates the sometimes exasperating and always exciting world of Broadway. Written in 1925, it is a hilarious satire about a seemingly simple country boy who comes to New York to break in to theatrical producing under the misguided idea that he will double his money. But the young man may be smarter than he seems – will he be able to turn a “flop” in to a “wow”?
Stage Manager: Alyson Cermak
Set Designer: Jeff Stander
Costume Designer: Viviane Galloway
Sound Designer: DeLisa White
Properties Designer: Sara Slagle
Lighting Designer: Andrew Trent
nominated for 21
New York Innovative Theater Awards
Heather E. Cunningham WINNER Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role, 2014 for Retro Productions' AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE at the New York Innovative Theater Awards!
Kristen Vaughan WINNER Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role, 2011 for Retro Productions' BENEFACTORS at the New York Innovative Theater Awards!
in Retro Productions
Still Life by
Emily Mann was chosen as Marc Miller's
"Performances to Remember, 2007"
"Modern theatre is often about The Now or even about The Next, but Retro Productions understands the importance of remembering our recent history. The significance of reflection is always poignantly observed in their revivals." Gina Femia, New York Theatre Review
"I’m off to one of my favorite theater companies: Retro Productions, which unearths plays from the distant past and mounts them in the cozy confines of the Spoon Theatre." - Peter Filichia, theatremania.com
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