Nov. 9, 10, 11, 12 – 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 2017 – 8.00 PM – Weekend matinee 2.30 PM
Saturday: 2 shows 2:30PM and 8PM – Sunday: 1 show at 2:30PM
Directed by Aaron Latham and Graydon Gund
GK Arts Center, 29 Jay St., Dumbo Brooklyn, NY 11201
A VERY SPECIAL PRODUCTION
StoPD (Support and Training to Overcome Parkinson’s Disease), in collaboration with Shetler Studios, Room 15 Theater Group 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 .
GOLDEN BOY PLOT
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) www.stop-pd.org
Supporters and Special Thanks:
Taylor Latham Stahl
Michael Chernov and GK Arts Center
Richard Kornberg/Kornberg and Associates http://www.kornbergpr.com/
Live Music performed by:
Alex Montaldo – Joe Bonaparte
Ron Shetler – Mr. Bonaparte
Gregg Prosser – Tom Moody
Lorna Moon – Kathleen Simmonds
Tokio – John Duddy
Mr. Carp – David Cohen
Frank Bonaparte – Montgomery Mauro
Anna Bonaparte – Mia Christo
Siggie – Fady Kerko
Roxy Gottlieb – James Rich
Eddie Fuselli – Jon Spano
Pepper White – Jeffrey Alkins