CenterStage presents “An Evening with Groucho” April 28
Picture the iconic Groucho Marx, his greasepaint mustache, hand-in-the-crook-of-his-back swagger, ever-present cigar and rapid-fire delivery of innuendo-laden patter. Now you can experience him, when the CenterStage at Fitchburg State University arts and culture series presents “An Evening with Groucho” on Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m. at Weston Auditorium, 353 North St.
In this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity, award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his acclaimed portrayal of the youngest Marx brother whose legendary career spanned vaudeville, radio, television and film. Ferrante has performed as Groucho on PBS, in New York and London. The performance – appropriate for all ages – is packed with stories, songs and inspired audience interaction.
The New York Times has called Ferrante “the greatest living interpreter of Groucho Marx’s material.”
The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including “Hooray for Captain Spalding,” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.” The audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style.
“An Evening with Groucho” is co-sponsored by Rollstone Bank & Trust and Worcester Magazine and with the support of media partner WPKZ 105.3 FM/AM1280.
The Weston Box Office, 978-665-3347, is open Wednesday through Friday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tickets can also be ordered online.