— 11th Season —
The Shop Around the Corner — Dec. 2, 2018
About The Shop Around the Corner
Alfred Kralik and Klara Novak are employees at Matuschek and Company, a general store in Budapest. Klara and Alfred are constantly at odds with each other, butting heads and disagreeing on almost everything. Both are enamored of their respective pen pals, who serve as welcome distractions in their lives. Little do they know, they are each the other's pen pal and, despite outward differences, have unwittingly fallen in love through their letters.
The Shop Around the Corner is a 1940 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart and Frank Morgan. The screenplay was written by Samson Raphaelson based on the 1937 Hungarian play Parfumerie by Miklós László.
The Shop Around the Corner has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the critical consensus stated as, "Deftly directed by Ernst Lubitsch from a smart, funny script by Samson Raphaelson, The Shop Around the Corner is a romantic comedy in the finest sense of the term." Dave Kehr argued Lubitsch makes "brilliant deployment of point of view, allowing the audience to enter the perceptions of each individual character at exactly the right moment to develop maximum sympathy and suspense.
Cast & Crew
Stephanie Byer*: Singer
J.D. Brookshire*: Doctor / Policeman
Susan Case*: Customer
Bill Galarno*: Pirovitch
Kelly Gilmore: Pepi
John Christopher Jones*: Narrator
Laurel Lockhart*: Klara
Susan McBrien*: Ilona
Patrick McGuinness: Matuschek
Ward Nixon*: Kralik
Katherine O’Sullivan*: Customer
Betsy Ross*: Flora
Jennifer Sherron-Stock*: Customer
Sally Sherwood*: Singer
Cooki Winborn*: Singer
Joe Wissler*: Vadas
*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
One Performance Only
Sun. 12/2/18 at 2:00 p.m.
BERNIE WOHL CENTER
Goddard Riverside Community Center
647 Columbus Avenue (between 91st and 92nd Streets)
New York, NY 10024