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June 3, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
June 5, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
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Glen Arbor Art Association
6031 S. Lake Street
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Glen Arbor Art Association announces the Readers’ Theater performances of Madame La Gimp and In a New York Minute on June 3 – June 5.

Madame La Gimp is a hilarious tale of antics and romance. A down on her luck New York fruit seller named Apple Annie (Madame La Gimp) has the shock of her life when she learns her long separated daughter is coming with her fiancé and his parents from Spain to meet her. It seems that Apple Annie has been characterizing herself in her letters as a wealthy aristocrat. Because one of her steady customers, gangster Dave the Dude, believes she is his good luck charm, he decides to extend the charade by helping Annie pose as a New York socialite.

In a New York Minute written by Celeste Crouch is a brief prelude to the play Madame La Gimp. In dramatic form, it highlights Damon Runyon’s journey from sports writer to the legendary American writer he is considered today. Characters from Runyon’s famous short stories and the Runyon biographer, Jimmy Breslin, tell the tale of Runyon’s switch from sports writing to fiction and how he came to incorporate the New York mob as subject matter for his renowned and hilarious short stories
Dates for the performances at the GAAA, 6031 S. Lake Street, are Friday & Saturday, June 3 and 4 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, June 5 at 3:30 pm. Reservations are recommended at glenarborart.org. There will also be an encore performance at the Oliver Art Center on Saturday, June 11, 7:30 pm. Reservations for this performance are not necessary.
Madame La Gimp Cast:
Broadway – Ron Smith
Dave the Dude – Jan Ross
Madame La Gimp – Karen Ford
Judge – Peter Van Nort
Harrigan – Mary Sharry
Billie – Jean Jenkins
Harry the Horse – Peter Van Nort
Bert – Jean Jenkins
Harry the Horse- Jackie Oleson

Damon Runyon – In a New York Minute Cast:
Jimmy Breslin – Jean Jenkins
Emerald Em – Mary Sharry
Nicely-Nicely – Ron Smith
Horsey – Peter Van Nort