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Brockport HS Drama Club presents “My Man Godfrey”
Tickets are on sale now for the Brockport High School Drama Club production of “My Man Godfrey.” Approximately 40 actors and technicians will be involved in the play, with performances on May 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased at the high school greeter’s desk, online at www.showtix4u.com or at the door on the day of the show.
Synopsis: “My Man Godfrey” is a new play based on the iconic but often overlooked movie classic of the same name. Written for screen in 1936, this stage rendition was first performed in 2014. Labeled a screwball comedy, “My Man Godfrey” highlights the inherent absurdity involved in a society that is economically out of whack.
Set in the Great Depression, Godfrey is living in a packing crate at a garbage dump. He is imposed upon by the spoiled daughters of wealthy businessman Alexander Bullock. They are attempting to win a socialite scavenger hunt by humiliating a “forgotten man” before a crowd of their cronies at The Ritz. The insane rivalry between the sisters results in Godfrey being given a job to be the Bullock family butler.
Hilarity ensues when Godfrey’s wisdom and common courtesy collide with the zany and sometime apoplectic world of these leftover jazz age one percenters. Godfrey navigates the troubled waters of love and hate in the Bullock household, finally coming to the realization that idleness, whether through wealth or poverty, is the real social corruption.