Gotham Radio Theatre to Present 'Holiday' by Philip Barry on March 7th

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Gotham Radio Theatre will present ‘Holiday’ by Philip Barry on March 7th at Theatre 3, and 3 free performances of ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’ by Oscar Wilde for the New York Public Library in April.

Gotham Radio Theatre presents the stage and screen gem, 'Holiday' by Philip Barry on Monday, March 7th. The 1938 movie version of ‘Holiday’ starred Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant who would go on to play in Philip Barry’s more famous work, ‘The Philadelphia Story’ two years later. ‘Holiday’ introduces us to Johnny Case, a young man marching to a different drummer, who finds himself engaged to a millionaire's daughter. When he shares his views about spending his early years on 'holiday' instead of at the grindstone, it doesn't sit well with most of the family. Two notable exceptions are his fiancé’s sister, Linda and their brother Ned. Johnny soon discovers that his soul mate is not his fiancé - but her freethinking sister. Their road to each other is bumpy and tangled, but love manages to conquer all!

The cast includes Marc LeVasseur as Johnny Case, Valerie Gilbert and Linda Seton, Josh Carpenter as Ned Seton and Seton Cram, Ronit Aranoff as Julia Seton, J.T. O’Connor as Edward Seton and Nick Potter, Jill Ahrold and Laura Leopard as sound effects actors and Laura Cram and Susan Potter respectively. Sydnie Grosberg Ronga directs the play. They will perform two shows at 7pm and 9pm on Monday, March 7th. Theater 3 is located at 311 West 43rd St, Suite 307 in Manhattan. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved through the website. (http://gothamradiotheatre.com/tickets.html)

Gotham Radio Theatre will be performing Oscar Wilde’s 'Lady Windermere's Fan' for the New York Public Library in April. There will be 3 special performances in 3 different library locations. This biting satire on the morals of Victorian society and the institution of marriage was first produced in 1892 at the St. James Theatre in London to instant success. Chronicling a series of misunderstandings and deceptions, the play charmed critics and audiences alike. Wilde's trademark wit and intelligence are represented in full force in 'Lady Windermere's Fan'. It is a charming, funny, and touching piece that shouldn't be missed.

The three free performances will be, Wednesday April 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the Jefferson Market Library (425 Avenue of the Americas (at 10th Street), Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. at the Belmont Library (610 East 186th St. at Hughes Avenue) in the Bronx, and Saturday, April 16th, at 2:30 p.m. at the Richmondtown Library, 200 Clarke Avenue in Staten Island.

About Gotham Radio Theatre

Inspired by the Lux Radio Theatre of the 1930’s and 40’s, Gotham Radio Theatre gives their audience the experience of attending a vintage radio show. Masterpiece plays and screenplays are performed live, by an ensemble of actors and sound performers as if from a radio sound stage. Theatre goers can experience these classic shows in a new format, where they can ‘hear’ the shows as never before.

Much like the radio hour serials of a bygone era, these classic theatre comedies, dramas and screenplays are performed in little more than 60 minutes, with live sound, music and actors playing multiple roles.

For more information about the season, tickets and cast information,visit (http://www.gothamradiotheatre.com).

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