The Marietta Summer Theatre Festival presents Guys and Dolls, the classic Frank Loesser musical comedy about two couples who roll the dice on romance.
New York’s most infamous crap game organizer, Nathan Detroit, hoping for a big pay day, challenges notorious gambler Sky Masterson to a bet he’s sure he’ll win: take mission girl Sarah Brown to dinner in Havana, Cuba. Sky accepts and pursues her, seemingly hopelessly, while Nathan deals with his own situation – his 14-year fiancée, Adelaide, who’s tired of waiting for a wedding. When bets and love seem at odds, the characters are called to question their priorities to make things right.
Guys and Dolls is a sure bet that soars with the spirit of Broadway. Set in vivid, mid-20th century New York City and buoyed by a Frank Loesser score that is among the most immortal works in theater history, this American classic has been called “the perfect musical comedy.” Featuring an eclectic ensemble of high-rolling gambler “guys,” well-meaning missionary “dolls” and brassy-voiced showgirls, Guys and Dolls is a toe-tappingly fun and romantic fable about gambling men and the strong-willed women who love them.
Be sure to check out this summer’s free Shakespeare by the River companion production of Twelfth Night!
Fri June 29 – 8:00 p.m.
Sat June 30 – 2:30 p.m.
Sun July 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Fri July 6 – 8:00 p.m.
Sat July 7 – 8:00 p.m.
Sun July 8 – 2:30 p.m.