Stage Door: Strictly Dishonorable

August 5, 2014 11:44 PM

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Stage Door: Strictly Dishonorable

A speakeasy, class confrontation, mismatched lovers and a romantic opera singer set the stage for an early Preston Sturges comedy. The king of movie screwballs, Sturges' 1929 Strictly Dishonorable, now off-Broadway at The Flea, is a sweet production that still speaks to contemporary audiences.

At its Broadway debut, the three-act work was co-directed by Antoinette Perry, after whom the Tonys were named. And its acclaim kick-started Sturges' career as a Hollywood film writer/director, best known for comedic classics The Lady Eve and The Great McGinty.

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