Actors’ Theatre wishes Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids a great opening night!
Written by Michael Hardstark and Directed by Teri Kuhlman and stage managed by Terri Foley. The Last Laugh will be playing in the Black Box Theatre, upstairs at Spectrum Theatre, November 7, 8, 10, 14, 15 & 17 at 8:00 PM and November 11 & 18 at 3:00 PM
The Last Laugh is a combination of two one-act plays. The first, In the Cemetery, is a comic drama based on Anton Chekhov’s play of the same name. Set in a Jewish cemetery, this poignant, funny play is about a harried young businessman who has hired a rabbi to say prayers over his father’s grave.
“The combination of silly comedy and deep pathos is quite astonishing.” — N.Y. Daily News
The second one-act is called The Cure, also based on an Anton Chekhov play, A Cure for Drinking. Set in a theatre dressing room at the turn-of-the-century, this frenetic farce is about the efforts of a troupe of Yiddish actors to sober up their lead actor, a great star and a hopeless drunk.
“Delightfully frenetic.” — N.Y. Times; “Extremely Funny.” — N.Y. Daily News
Call the Box Office, 616-234-3946 or visit our website, www.jtgr.org for tickets.