New York, NY (PRWEB) May 12, 2011
Mac Hyman's hilarious barracks novel 'No Time for Sergeants' was first adapted for TV by Ira Levin in 1955, with newcomer Andy Griffith as the bumptious Air Force draftee Will Stockdale. The TV version was soon transformed into a Broadway hit, and then into a movie.
Will Stockdale, a good natured ‘hick’ from Georgia, is drafted into the Air Force. Will immediately befriends fellow recruit Ben Whitledge, who dreams of being transferred into the infantry, a Whitledge family tradition. Will’s simpleminded but good-hearted antics tend to drive those around him a bit crazy and none more so than his barracks sergeant, Orville King. Sergeant King is a career military man who takes great care ‘not to make waves’, but he will not be able to stay under the radar while Will is under his command. Will, along with Ben, gets Sergeant King into one predicament after another. These predicaments culminate into an event which could jeopardize the career two Generals and Will's "good friend", Sergeant King.
Our exciting cast includes Brian Kerwin (of One Life To Live) as Sergeant King, and Mark Levasseur as Will Stockdale, Michael Grew, William Bailey, Vince Trani, Brian Williams, Cas Chalice, Jill Ahrold and Laura Leopard. Bram Lewis, formerly of ‘The Phoenix Theatre’, directs the play. They will perform two shows at 7pm and 9pm on Monday, May 16th Theater 3 is located at 311 West 43rd St, Suite 307 in Manhattan. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved through the website GRT (http://gothamradiotheatre.com)
About Gotham Radio Theatre
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.
Gotham Radio Theatre’s debut season has showcased a wide variety of theatrical styles ranging from the sophistication of Noel Coward’s ‘Fallen Angels’ to the country comedy ‘No Time For Sergeant’s’ set for Monday, May 16th. GRT has treaded the moors with Sherlock Holmes in ‘The Hound Of The Baskervilles’, watched as World War II unfolded in ‘Idiot’s Delight’ by Robert E. Sherwood, and took a surprising ‘Holiday’ by Philip Barry. In radio, the words are ‘king’ and all of these wonderfully written plays translated to the medium seamlessly. GRT will begin their second season in September with 'Arsenic and Old Lace' by Joseph Kesserling.