The Peccadillo Theater Company, the OBIE, Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Award-winning company dedicated to the rediscovery of classic American theater, proudly announces a revival of THE SHOW OFF by Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist George Kelly, starring Lucille Lortel Award-winner Annette O’Toole (Southern Comfort, The Man from Nebraska, “Smallville,” “Halt and Catch Fire”). Directed by Peccadillo’s artistic director, Dan Wackerman, THE SHOW OFF will begin a limited 5-week engagement Off-Broadway at Theatre at St. Clement’s (423 West 46 Street, btw. Ninth & Tenth Aves) on Thursday, September 21st (running through Saturday, October 21st). The play will open Thursday, September 28th at 7PM Tickets to THE SHOW OFF are priced at $49, and are now available online at www.thepeccadillo.com (or by calling Ovationtix at 866-811- 4111).
Notable for its masterly blending of comedy and drama and meticulous attention to the ordinary details of everyday life, THE SHOW OFF revolves around a working class Irish family in North Philadelphia in the mid-1920s. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher and their three adult children are thrown into a state of turmoil when Amy, their middle child, brings home a preposterous suitor named Aubrey Piper. A compulsive liar with delusions of grandeur, Aubrey meets his match in Mrs. Fisher, the crusty, no-nonsense matriarch of the family. A battle of wits ensues and the outcome is a vindication (of sorts!) of the American con man.