Donald J. Cayea, Frank Cento and Lora Fox-Gamble will present the Long Island premiere of Don Gordon’s Panache, Dec. 8-9 at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.
Set in present day Park Slope, Panache is a comedic game of wits between a scruffy bachelor and a well-heeled Bergdorf matron as they battle for control of the vanity license indicated in the play’s title.
Frank Cento (who was invited to join the Actors’ Studio by Harold Clurman in 1979) also directs the “heart-filled screwball comedy,” which had a successful Off-Broadway run this year starring Maureen Griffin (HBO’s “Sopranos”).
Griffin returns to her role in the Westhampton production along with her former co-star, Duff Dugan. Having appeared Off-Broadway in The Saturday Review, West Side Story, and The Remarkable Thing About StarDust, Griffin was also nominated for an Actors College Theatre Festival award for her role in The Beggar’s Opera.
Also featured in Panache are Ivan Thomas and Jessica Gaynes. The creative team for the show comprises set and costume designer Chas W. Roeder and associate producer Ed Gaynes.
Tickets are $25-$35 (Dec. 8) and $35-$45 (Dec. 9). The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center located is located three miles south of Exit 63 on the Sunrise Highway at 76 Main Street in Westhampton. For information call the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center box office at (631) 288-1500.
—By Murdoch McBride