The Owl and the Pussycat

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Opened Feb 23, 2007
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In a late 1960's San Francisco low-rent bachelor pad instead of a 'pea-green boat' the unlikely duo in this hysterical comedy are certainly at sea! 'The Owl' is a wannabe intellectual author - the evidence is the number of rejection slips he's received - while 'the Pussycat' is a wannabe actress and model - however, to pay the bills she entertains gentleman callers! Having accidentally noticed the traffic at her apartment through his binoculars, the owl did his civic duty by informing her landlord. So now the pussycat has nowhere to spend the night! Why not get revenge by imposing on the owl for a bed? And then, through a battle of wits, words, and wisdoms they both start to 'educate' the other in ways they never knew they could... In ATW's production, Helen Hayes Award Winner Rick Hammerly steps into the brains of the frustrated "Owl" while ATW Artistic Director, Jeffrey Johnson, slips into something a little more comfortable as the high-heeled, high-tempered - and in this production, transvestite - "Pussycat", bringing the era of free-love, folk music and the Compton's Cafeteria Riots to life. The Owl and the Pussycat, by Bill Manhoff, is directed by Helen Hayes Award Winner and new ATW Managing Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. Additional 2pm matinees on select Sundays.

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