Gotham Radio Theatre To Present ‘The Awful Truth’ On September 18th in Their New Location!

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Gotham Radio Theatre returns for it’s second season and is announcing two big changes. GRT is moving from Times Square to the Upper West Side of Manhattan. They will appear at the Triad Theatre at 158 West 72nd Street, where they will present ‘The Awful Truth’ by Arthur Richman and adapted for radio by Sydnie Grosberg Ronga.

"remember when romantic comedies were actually FUNNY? This is funny, screwball comedy at it's best"

‘The Awful Truth’ epitomizes the screwball comedies of the late 30's and 40's, as remembered in the movie with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. The play was written in 1921, and Sydnie Grosberg Ronga has adapted the story for radio. The story begins with a happy married couple, Jerry and Lucy Warriner, who find themselves headed to divorce court when they begin to doubt each other's fidelity. They file for divorce quickly, but soon regret their hasty actions.

Before their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both do their best to ruin each other's plans for remarriage, Jerry to haughty socialite Molly Lamont, she to oil-rich bumpkin Daniel Leeson. Custody of the dog keeps Jerry close to Lucy, and Lucy impersonates his 'sister' to foil his budding romance with Molly. Soon, it's a madcap race to bring the lovebirds back together.

Our exciting cast includes George Merrick as Jerry Warriner, Laura Leopard as Lucy Warriner , Verna Pierce as Aunt Patsy and Mrs. Leeson, and Jill Ahrold as Dixie, Molly Lamont and our sound effects actor, Frank Blocker as Daniel Leeson, Kyle Hester as Armand Lavelle. They will perform two shows at 6 pm and 8 pm on Sunday, September 18th at the Triad, located at 158 West 72nd Street. Tickets are $15 (with a one drink minimum) and can be reserved through the website GRT ( Tickets are also available through TDF (no drink minimum required).

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 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. The second season also offers a range of styles beginning with the screwball comedy, ‘The Awful Truth’ by Arthur Richman. This comedy is followed by the famous thriller, ‘Sorry, Wrong Number’ by Lucille Fletcher. Agnes Morehead’s famous radio version was showcased on ‘Suspense’ and was so popular it was reprised 6 times! The show slated for December is a loving look at ‘Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer’. It’s a classic tale presented with a hint of parody and vintage 1964 commercials.

Take a tour through our site for more information on the season, tickets and cast information,

What: The Awful Truth by Arthur Richman
When: Sunday, October 18th at 6 and 8 pm.
Where: The Triad
158 West 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Price: $15 with a one-drink minimum
TDF tickets are also available
Tickets: Go to ‘ticket page’ or call 866-992-9263


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