Golden Boy by Clifford Odets

Nov. 9, 10, 11, 12 – 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 2017 – 8.00 PM – Weekend matinee 2.30 PM


Directed by Aaron Latham and Graydon Gund


StoPD (Support and Training to Overcome Parkinson’s Disease), in collaboration with Shetler Studios and GK Arts Center, presents ‘Golden Boy’, written by Clifford Odets and directed by Aaron Latham and Graydon Gund. 
Performed at GK Arts Center, the renowned Off-Broadway house located in the heart of Dumbo, this play will entertain you and move you. Most importantly this show will be a testament to the strength of the Parkinson’s Community.

This revival of Odets masterpiece will be co-directed by Aaron Latham, journalist, playwright and author of such movies as ‘Urban Cowboy’ and ‘The Program’, and Graydon Gund, Skidmore College and Moscow Art Theater alumnus with an already impressive number of Off-Broadway and regional theater credits.

With set and costumes designed by award winning Off-Broadway and Off West-End theater designer Anna Driftmier, fight choreography by Hollywood and Broadway fight director Michael Olajide and live music performed by critically acclaimed violinist Filip Pogady, the play will feature professional actors who are living with Parkinson’s in two of the main roles. Furthermore, many of our production and creative team members have Parkinson’s and contributed their expertise to build this project from the ground up.

Alex Montaldo, co-founder of stoPD, will play the lead role of Joe Bonaparte.

All the proceeds will go to fund stoPD new programs in New York and Los Angeles.


The play focuses on Joe Bonaparte, whose dream of becoming a violinist could become a reality when prizefight promoter Roxy Gottlieb offer to sponsor him as a boxer. He finds himself torn between the lure of big money and the distinct possibility of injuring his hands, thereby destroying his musical career. Among those offering him advice are his Italian immigrant father, his manager Tom Moody, and Tom’s girlfriend Lorna Moon, with whom Joe falls in love.



stoPD, Inc. (Support and Training to Overcome Parkinson’s disease)
Ron Shetler
Gregg Prosser
Jon Spano
Aaron Latham

Special Thanks:
Lesley Stahl
Taylor Latham Stahl
Bonnie Benedeck
Bruce Silverglade
Misha Chernov and GK Arts Center

Judith Helf

Richard Kornberg/Kornberg and Associates

Gleason’s Gym

Aaron Latham
Graydon Gund

Stage Manager:
Lydia Caballero

Set Design:
Anna Driftmier

Costume Design:
Anna Driftmier

Fight Choreography:
Michael Olajide

Live Music performed by:
Filip Pogady

Alex Montaldo – Joe Bonaparte
Ron Shetler – Mr. Bonaparte
Gregg Prosser – Tom Moody
Lorna Moon – Kathleen Simmonds
Tokyo – Jon Spano
Mr. Carp – David Cohen
Frank Bonaparte – (TBA)
Anna Bonaparte – Mia Christo
Siggie – Fady Gerko
Roxy Gottlieb – (TBA)
Eddie Fuselli – (TBA)
Jeffrey Alkins – Pepper White
Special appearances
Professional boxer John Duddy as Micky
Professional boxer Michael Stoute as Chocolate Drop

Miah Kane
Montgomery Mauro

29 Jay Street, DUMBO Brooklyn
close to F and A/C trains

Boxing smaller cropped




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Gregg Prosser as Tom Moody