Woody Allen's vastly entertaining play that inspired the famous film of the same name, Play It Again, Sam follows the life of Allan Felix, a recent divorcé whose awkward interactions with women have forced him to rely on the advice of his hero, Humphrey Bogart.

MARCH 6 - 24, 2013

Directed by Drama Desk Award Winner Russell Treyz

“Play It Again, Sam” is presented by special arrangement
with Samuel French, Inc.

REVIEWS: CT Wit | The Examiner

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Woody Allen's vastly entertaining play that inspired the famous film of the same name, Play It Again, Sam follows the life of Allan Felix, a recent divorcé whose awkward interactions with women have forced him to rely on the advice of his hero, Humphrey Bogart. In this unique comedy, worlds collide as Allan attempts to navigate the unfamiliar territory of falling in love. An incredibly joyful play that echoes Casablanca, Play It Again, Sam captures the heart and follows Allan on his quirky, fantastic journey.

"Hilarious. A cheerful romp. Not only are Mr. Allen's jokes and their follow ups, asides and twists audaciously brilliant, but he has a great sense of character." - New York Times

"A funny, likeable comedy that has a surprising amount of wistful appeal." - New York Post


MAR 2013
7:30pm (Preview)
7:30pm (Preview)
(Opening Nite) Wine & Cheese at 7:00pm
Talk back with the cast







BETHANY FITZGERALD (Nancy Felix and others) is thrilled to be back at Playhouse on Park! Previous POP credits: Chicago (Roxie Hart) Regional Credits: Long Wharf Theatre: The Happy Prince (The Child) Ivoryton Playhouse: Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Candy Starr), The Full Monty (Joni) Hartford Children's Theatre: Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle), Fame! The Musical (Carmen Diaz) Texas Family Musicals: The Night the Music Died (Rosie Hamlin) Southern CT. State University Credits- Chicago (Roxie Hart), Anything Goes (Erma), and A MidSummer Night's Dream (Titania). Enjoy the show!

ZANE JOHNSTON (Allen Felix) is excited to be making his Playhouse on Park debut. Recently seen with St. Ann's Warehouse and Arena Stage in The Elephant Room, Actors Theatre of Louisville in Midsummer Nights Dream (Snug), Christmas Story (Santa), Christmas Carol (Dick Wilkins), and HEIST (Andy Pool), Extant Arts in Antigone Progeny (Milo/Chorus), School for Wives (Alain), Much Ado About Nothing (Borachio), andTwo Gentlemen of Verona (Proteus). Zane holds a BA from Linfield College in Oregon and would like to thank his friends and family for their support.

DAN MATISA (Dick Christie) Dan is thrilled to make his PoP debut with this production, and is excited to be working with Mr. Treyz once again. Regional and New York credits include: Asolo, Tennessee Rep, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre (6 seasons), Vermont Shakespeare Company (3 seasons), Pennsylvania Centre Stage, Florida Studio Theatre, American Stage, Public Theatre of Maine, Stonington Opera House, American Globe, TaxDeductible Theatre, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, New Georges, Abingdon, and many more. Favorite roles include: (Richard) Richard III, (Malvolio) Twelfth Night, (Petruchio) The Taming of the Shrew, (Bottom) A Midsummer Night's Dream, (Jane/Edgar) The Mystery of Irma Vep, (Max Bialystock) The Producers, (Alan) Opus, (Fogg) Around the World in 80 Days, (Haskell) The Immigrant, and (Jacob/Potiphar/Pharaoh) Joseph…Dreamcoat. Dan has appeared on TV in Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Ed. MFA: Florida State/Asolo Conservatory. BA: Hofstra University. Dan hails from New Jersey, and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association. Love to my family, and to my lemon pie. Find me on the web at: www.danmatisa.com

MARNYE YOUNG (Linda Christie) Playhouse on Park debut. Some of her credits include: Regional Premiere of Next Fall (Holly) and A Christmas Story (Mother) at St. Louis Rep along with The Glass Menagerie (Laura) and Crimes of the Heart (Lenny) at New Harmony. Off Broadway: Aliens with Extraordinary Skills (lead) and Big Times (Petunia). Other NYC credits: Waxing West (lead), Carrie, Mickey Mouse is Dead and more. Film: The Passion of Miss Augusta (title role), Sweet Honey Chile and more. Marnye received her MFA from Yale and is a proud member of Actor's Equity.

TED D'AGOSTINO (Bogey) Playhouse on Park: Of Mice and Men (Carlson), Go Dog, Go (MC Dog), Pacific Repertory Theatre Troilus and Cressida, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolffe? (Nick); Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Shakespeare Santa Cruz: Coriolanus (Titus Lartius), Macbeth (Lennox). Ted is also the voice of the popular character NIGHTMARE, from the best selling video game Soul Calibur II.

RUSSELL TREYZ (Director) Previously at Playhouse on Park: Trapezium. Around the World in 80 Days, Mr Treyz has directed productions for Broadway, Off Broadway, and regional theaters across the nation. In New York, he won a Drama Desk Award and has directed productions for Playwright's Horizons, American Place Theater, La Mama ETC, and the Pearl Theater Co. His latest NY work was The Ahh Factor for Theater Breaking Through Barriers.

His regional work includes productions at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theater of Louisville, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, the Cape Playhouse, Florida Studio Theater, McCarter Theater, Goodspeed Opera House, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and Northshore Music Theater. He co-authored Cotton Patch Gospel a musical with music and lyrics by Harry Chapin. He directed a short film (with his daughter, Amanda Treyz as Cinematographer): North of Providence (Winner Best of the Festival Award - Great Lakes Film Festival). He is a graduate of Princeton and Yale Universities.

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