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Room Service



“The Peccadillo Theater Company has its very entertaining production of the 1930’s comedy Room Service revved up to warp speed… Only professionals, like the ones at work here, can maintain a frenetic pace while remaining completely in control. The actors make the fast clip look easy, but credit Dan Wackerman, the director, with knowing how to make sure key lines and plot turns aren’t lost in the blur.” – Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

“Peccadillo’s two 2005 offerings, Counsellor-at-Law and Ladies of the Corridor, both had Off Broadway commercial transfers. Room Service, which probably generates more laughs than any nonmusical in town, seems a candidate to do the same.” – S. Suskin, Variety

“Peccadillo Theatre presents a suave and cunning revival of the 1937 show-biz farce… under the able direction of Dan Wackerman, the thirties gags receive the proper period accents, making for some colorful and outrageous antics.” — The New Yorker


Broadway producer barricaded with his cast in a Times Square hotel room, with a huge, unpaid $1,200 tab, battles to find a backer and mount new play Godspeed, “an epic of American history, as seen through the eyes of an ignorant Polish miner.”

Universal Appeal

  • One of the great American farces of the 1930s

  • Time-honored backstage comedy – hit on Broadway (500 performances),
    hit movie for The Marx Brothers


Well-crafted Farce

  • Snappy dialogue, slapstick comedy, wickedly fast pace

  • Award-winning director – Dan Wackerman
    renowned for Counsellor at Law – Obie and Lortel Award winner


Great Roles for Actors

  • Hilarious, well-oiled comic ensemble

  • Renowned scenes: 

  • preparing to skip the hotel, the main characters empty the closet and dress in multiple layers of clothes

  • three starving leads devour a breakfast-laden room service cart while a Stanislavsky-trained waiter enthusiastically auditions

  • Well-reviewed cast includes David Edwards, Louis Michael Sacco, Scott Evans and Fred Berman

Modest Budget

  • 12 actors, one set – four doors

  • Ready to move to larger, commercial venue

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