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“Romantic Comedy” Performed Live at the Kate

July 18 - July 21

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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until July 21, 2019

What better way to spend a summer night than watching a funny, heartwarming Romantic Comedy ? Step back into the world of the 60’s and 70’s and laugh at the way things used to be. Witty writing and clever comedic timing makes Romantic Comedy the perfect summer night out. The fast-paced, hilarious play Romantic Comedy by Bernard Slade (author of Same Time, Next Year) will be brought to life by The Saybrook Stage Company at the Kate from July 18th through July 21st.

This light-hearted, period piece first opened on Broadway in 1979 and tells the story of arrogant, self-centered and sharp tongued Jason Carmichael, successful co-author of Broadway romantic comedies. But real-life romance doesn’t come easy for Jason and comedy ensues when he finds himself confronted with two momentous events.  He is about to marry a society belle and his long-time collaborator is retiring. Enter Phoebe Craddock, naïve Vermont schoolteacher and budding playwright, and Jason’s world is turned upside down. The two embark on a fresh, new journey of collaboration and take the theater world by storm. Fame and success are theirs for over a decade and then real-life suddenly changes for both of them, but for better or worse? Can two writers of romantic comedies make real-life just as exciting? Can everyday life measure up to the perfection of on-stage romances and fairy-tale happy endings?

This is a special summer as the Kate celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary and Saybrook Stage is delighted to celebrate along with the entire community. This production will feature State Representative and Kate Board Member Devin Carney. Devin will bring the leading role of Jason Carmichael to life and he is excited to be portraying such a dynamic, funny character while supporting local theatre and the Kate.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit The Kate or call 860-510-0453 to reserve your tickets now.


Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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