In celebration of the 40th Anniversary Heritage Theatre Festival,
please join the Virginia Film Festival for a special screening of
The Marx Brothers’ Horse Feathers
Monday, June 16
7:00 p.m. at Ruth Caplin Theatre in the U.Va. Drama Building
Followed by a conversation with Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante, moderated by noted journalist and Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson
This 1932 Marx Brothers classic is a madcap, absurdist look at the world of academia. Groucho is Professor Wagstaff, president of Huxley College, who plots to boost enrollment and reputation by staging a winning football game. When he tries to buy a couple of “ringers” at a local speakeasy, things go hilariously awry when he somehow pays off the wrong guys (played by Chico and Harpo), setting the wheels in motion for a careening comic ride. The film uses hilarious one-liners, daring double entendres, and signature songs like “Whatever It Is, I’m Against It” to skewer nearly every aspect of university life, from pompous professors to dim-witted students and sports nuts.
Tickets are $5.00 and are available through the U.Va. Arts Box Office.
This screening is made possible with support from
And don’t miss Heritage’s fantastic 2014 season, kicking off with a special pre-season show- An Evening with Groucho, and including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shear Madness, Avenue Q, and One Man, Two Guvnors. Heritage season subscriptions individual show tickets are on sale now at www.uvahtf.org.