After his recent stint playing Groucho Marx on Broadway in The Cocoanuts, Frank Ferrante arrives at American Stage Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL to present his one-man show, An Evening With Groucho, running April 23-May 4.
The evening promises songs made famous by cherished comedian Groucho Marx, and in addition to classic one-liners from his 1930’s film days, the show incorporates a great deal of improvisation. As Ferrante puts it, “The whole point of An Evening With Groucho Marx is to experience what it might have been like to see Groucho live. He was a great live performer, a comedic genius who ad-libbed liberally.”
Ferrante has devoted most of his career to playing Marx, which he has portrayed in over 1,500 various productions, and for which he has received a New York Theatre World Award and a Laurence Olivier Award nomination.
After his years of perfecting his Groucho persona, Ferrante says “I’m committed to the authenticity of the character and to the audience having a great time.”
An Evening With Groucho Marx runs at the American Stage Theatre from April 23-May 4. Currently playing at Demen’s Landing is American Stage’s production of Macbeth. For tickets or more information, call (813) 823-7529, or refer to the American Stage regional theatre listing on Playbill On-Line. --By Blair Glaser