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Frank Ferrante's Groucho

Frank Ferrante stars in his internationally acclaimed stage performance as legendary comedian Groucho Marx.
Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography
Frank Ferrante stars in his internationally acclaimed stage performance as legendary comedian Groucho Marx.

Premieres Friday, May 6, 2022 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On demand now with PBS Video App

Dubbed "nothing short of masterful" by the Chicago Tribune, "Frank Ferrante's Groucho" is a laughter-filled, theatrical portrait of "America's most gifted funnyman." Written and performed by actor Frank Ferrante, this filmed play with music celebrates the style and spirit of comedian Groucho Marx (1890-1977), whose irreverent humor continues to influence artists today.

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An Evening with Groucho at North Coast Repertory Theatre

This event is in the past.
Monday, May 2, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Ongoing until May 3, 2022
North Coast Repertory Theatre
$40
Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian: Groucho Marx. You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage.About the show: The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, stories, routines and songs including "Hooray for Captain Spalding," and "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady." The audience becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in magnificent Groucho style. Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film in a way that is “nothing short of masterful” (Chicago Tribune) and reacquaints us with the humor of brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields and Marx foil Margaret Dumont. "An Evening With Groucho" is a show perfect for all ages! Dreya Weber directs with accompaniment by Gerald Sternbach."An Evening with Groucho" will be performed on Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at North Coast Repertory Theatre.Get tickets here!General admission is $40. For more information, please visit northcoastrep.org/variety_night/an-evening-with-groucho or at the Box Office (858) 481-1055.

Actor/Writer Frank Ferrante headshot
LaRae Lobdell/LaRae Lobdell Photography. Courtesy of American Public TV
Actor/Writer Frank Ferrante headshot

Directed for the stage and screen by Dreya Weber. Filmed at two-time Tony Award-winning Cincinnati Playhouse.