TACT/The Actors Company Theatre will present the world premiere of Three Wise Guys, a new comedy by Scott Alan Evans and Jeffrey Couchman, based on Damon Runyon's short stories "Dancing Dan’s Christmas" and "The Three Wise Guys."
Helmed by Artistic Executive Director Evans, previews will begin February 28 prior to an official opening March 11 at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St.
Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Joel Jones, Karl Kenzler, Victoria Mack, Ron McClary, John Plumpis, and Dana Smith-Croll comprise the cast.
Set on Christmas Eve 1932, the play concerns three New York guys, each preoccupied with his own particular problems, who find themselves in Good Time Charley's speakeasy. "As the bootleg liquor flows, the guys agree to band together and take to the road to avoid the holiday hubbub," according to production notes. "Well, that and a notorious racketeer is after them so they better get out of town! Over one long, life-changing night, they make some big decisions while inadvertently spreading good cheer to one and all."
“We wanted to do something really special for TACT’s 25th Anniversary Season, so we created a piece especially for our company of actors – much in the same way we did 15 years ago when we created The Triangle Factory Fire Project, another original work based on historic literary sources and made by and for TACT. Three Wise Guys was developed in our newTACTics New Play Program, and this production is going to be big, splashy, and highly theatrical,” said Evans in a statement.
The production will also have scenic design by Jason Ardizzone-West, costumes by David Toser, lighting by M.L. Geiger, sound by Bart Fasbender, projections by Dan Scully, and puppetry by Andrew Gaukel with original music by Joseph Trapanese.
All tickets are $65; go to Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200 or visit the Theatre Row Box Office (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).