Filled with familial intrigue, marital sparring, lovers in pursuit, country club scandals, and labors of the heart, The Patsy premiered on Broadway in 1925 becoming an instant success. The hit play was then immediately immortalized in film by a quartet of early 20th century luminaries—stars Marion Davies and Marie Dressler, director King Vidor, and producer William Randolph Hearst.
In 2011 six-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan, along with Transport Group Artistic Director and two-time Obie Award winner Jack Cummings III, put their own spin on the feisty drawing room comedy by giving all eight roles to Greenspan. The 2011 production was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance as well as an Off-Broadway Alliance Award nomination for Best Special Event.
Now Greenspan and Transport Group resurrect this Cinderella story of a girl a little less beautiful, a little less loved and her fractious, gossipy family, which explores a family’s aspirations of wealth, status, and love in pre-depression America.
Playing through – April 30, 2022
Use code LOCAL for a $30 ticket
AT Abrons Arts Center as part of the @Abrons Series
Starring 6x Obie Award Winner David Greenspan
Directed by 2x Obie Award Winner Jack Cummings III
“a virtuosic solo spree”
– Time Out New York
“Mr. Greenspan’s performance in “The Patsy” illustrates the actor as dexterous acrobat”
– The New York Times
“The singular downtown artist” (The New York Times), David Greenspan plays all eight roles in Barry Conners’ feisty drawing room comedy which premiered on Broadway in 1925. Filled with familial intrigue, marital sparring, lovers in pursuit, country club scandals, and labors of the heart, Transport Group’s The Patsy explores a family’s aspirations of wealth, status, and love in pre-depression America through Greenspan’s incomparable performance.