“The Fat Man: An Audience with Sydney Greenstreet”
Written and performed by Byron Nilsson
Directed by David Baecker
7:30 PM Saturday, July 15
Glen Conservancy Hall, 1538 Mill Point Road (Rt. 161), Glen NY

Hollywood, 1949. We are in the home of Sydney Greenstreet, the outsized character actor who made his movie debut in “The Maltese Falcon” in 1941, winning him an Academy Award nomination. He would go on to appear in 23 more films, including “Casablanca,” “Three Strangers,” “Flamingo Road,” and “Christmas in Connecticut.”

But now, for the first time since he moved to Los Angeles, he doesn’t know what his next movie will be. His old friend John Huston is supposed to stop by for supper, and to offer him a role in “The African Queen,” but Greenstreet worries that Huston will find him too old and too weak.

“The Fat Man: An Audience with Sydney Greenstreet” will have its premiere at 7:30 PM Saturday, July 15 at Glen Conservancy Hall, in Glen, NY. It’s a highly entertaining 70-minute journey through Greenstreet’s
life and career, replete with anecdotes about working with Humphrey Bogart, Olivia de Havilland, Peter Lorre, Hedy Lamarr, and many others.

It’s a treasure-trove of good stories for lovers of classic Hollywood films; it’s also an astonishing tour-de-force as Byron Nilsson, who also wrote the show, gives an uncanny impersonation not only of Greenstreet but also many of the people he worked with.

Tickets (they?re a mere $10 apiece) are available at Brown Paper Tickets: https://bpt.me/6048725

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