Monday, January 27, 2014

Theater

  • Place: Off Off Broadway
  • Venue: Shetler Theatre 54
  • Cast: Rutanya Alda as Honore, Jessica Eleanor Grant as Alissa, James Leaf as Marty, Caitlin O'Heaney as Helen, Roger Hendricks Simon as Henry, June Stein as Agnes and James Williams as Toddy

The Portrait Tickets and Showtimes

  • Opening Date: January 16, 2014
  • Closing Date: January 26, 2014
  • Ticket Price: $18
  • Ticket Information: Smarttix: 212-868-4444; http://www.smarttix.com

Plot Description for The Portrait

In this comedy of "bad" manners, Marty Finklestein, a struggling theater director, has been bequeathed the portrait of his 18th Century Jewish ancestor. Over pate and crepes, at a dinner hosted by his wealthy cousin Toddy Renard, antics by the French maid Honore, high notes from Marty's singer wife Alissa, and pretentions about their early American Jewish roots, a wager is made as to who will buy the portrait.