Ferenc Molnar Comedy The President, With Matthew Waterson and Becca Pesce, Opens May 5 in NYC

News   Ferenc Molnar Comedy The President, With Matthew Waterson and Becca Pesce, Opens May 5 in NYC
The Storm Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of Ferenc Molnar's The President, described as a "madcap one-hour comedy," which officially opens May 5, following previews that began April 27.

Becca Pesce
Becca Pesce

Directed by Storm artistic director Peter Dobbins, the cast features Spencer Aste, David Bodenschatz, Brian J. Carter, Laura Michelle Cleary, Brian J. Coffey, Gregory Couba, Joe Danbusky, Meaghan Bloom Fluitt, Cheri Paige Fogleman, Robert Ierardi, Benjamin Jones, Hugh Brandon Kelly, Jessica Levesque, Sawyer Mastrandrea, Ted McGuiness, Yukiko Miyawaki, Becca Pesce, Edward Prostak, Josh Vasquez and Matthew Waterson.

The President, which has been adapted by Morwyn Brebner, debuted at the Shaw Festival in Canada. The limited New York engagement continues through May 26.

Here's how producers bill the show: "The minutes in Molnar's manic world start ticking down for powerful bank president Norrison, when the young heiress under his care announces her secret marriage to a Communist taxi driver. Norrison tries in vain to convince her to divorce him, but she is prepared to make her big announcement to her parents, who are arriving imminently. So begins an hour of hilarity and tongue-twisting dialogue where Norrison sets about to transform this wholly unsuitable suitor into a perfectly well-bred, well-mannered, well-spoken son-in-law before time runs out."

Other members of the creative team include assistant director Stephen Logan Day, production stage manager Charles Casano, costume designer Meagan Miller-McKeever, lighting designer Michael Abrams, sound designer Amy Altadonna and set designer Ken Larson.

The Storm Theatre is located in the Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame at 114th Street and Morningside Park. For more information and tickets, call (212) 868-4444 or visit StormTheatre.com.

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