By George S. Kauffman and Morrie Ryskind
Music and Lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby
|Roscoe W. Chandler||TBD|
|Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding||TBD|
June 8 - July 1, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 p.m.
Sundays 6/17, 7/1 @ 4:00 p.m.
The luxurious Rittenhouse Manor is aflurry with preparations
for the most important social event of the season.
The doyenne of New York society, Mrs. Rittenhouse is
throwing a lavish weekend party in honor of Captain
Jeffrey T. Spaulding, famed African explorer. In honor
of Spaulding, she has arranged to unveil the priceless
Beaugard painting “After the Hunt,” on loan to her for the
occasion by Roscoe W. Chandler, well-known art collector
The guest list for the soiree includes Mrs. Rittenhouse’s
daughter Arabella, who she is eager to marry off to Wally
Winston, eligible bachelor and society columnist covering
the party; her Long Island neighbors—and society rivals—
Mrs. Whitehead and her sister Grace; Monsieur Doucet,
Chandler’s personal art dealer; and the young lovers
John Parker, a struggling painter himself, and Mary Stewart,
The jealous Grace and Mrs. Whitehead are desperate
to disrupt the party and enlist Hives, Mrs. Rittenhouse’s
valet (and their former loyal employee), in a devious plot to
undermine and disgrace Mrs. Rittenhouse. But they
aren’t the only ones who are plotting. Nobody is to be trusted
as Captain Spaulding endeavors to unravel the zany mystery.