Off-Broadway's Transport Group will revive their 2011 production of Barry Conners' The Patsy, with performances starting March 30 at the Abrons Art Center. Opening night is set for April 10.
Director Jack Cummings III and solo-actor David Greenspan will reprise their work from the 2011 run at The Duke on 42nd Street. Written by Barry Conners, the work debuted on Broadway in 1925 and was adapted for the big screen in 1928, the latter starring Marion Davis and Academy Award winner Marie Dressler.
“As we looked at what a COVID-safe return to the stage could be, we realized we wanted to do so with a small cast, small crew, and a shorter run time to help all involved and all audience members feel as safe as possible," shares Cummings III in a statement. "And who better to turn to than David Greenspan—the only solo performer we’ve worked with in our 20-year history—an incomparable artist and breathtaking actor who has been revitalizing both downtown theatre and Transport Group’s work for years.”
Six-time Obie Award winner Greenspan has starred in Off-Broadway productions of Once Upon a Mattress, Punk Rock, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Boys in the Band.
The Patsy features the production’s original scenic and costume design by Dane Laffrey, original lighting design by Mark Barton, original sound design by Michael Rasbury, and dramaturgy by Kristina Corcoran Williams. Theresa Flanagan will return as stage manager.
For more information, visit TransportGroup.org.