Golden Boy

Golden Boy
NOV 20 – DEC 19, 2010
Clifford Odets
Lee Mikeska Gardner

Joe Bonaparte sets aside his dream of becoming a violinist for the promise of a lucrative boxing career. As he skyrockets to boxing fame, Joe finds himself torn between the lure of big money and the distinct possibility of injuring his hands and permanently destroying his musical career.


The Washington Post Review

“Aided by a team of largely compelling actors, director Lee Mikeska Gardner deftly orchestrates the rhythms and intensities of this 1937 work.”

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DC Theatre Scene Review

“Director Lee Mikeska Gardner and her team have embraced the relic and polished it to a cleanish luster, and the result is a sturdy, reverent staging that will appeal to fans of the play and lovers of the 1930s.”

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Washington Examiner Review

“There’s not a lot of what would normally be called poetry in “Golden Boy” but there is deeply felt, tough, no-nonsense conversation and expression of feeling.”

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Anna Bonaparte Katy Carkuff
Frank Bonaparte Kevin Hasser
Drake Jim Howard
Tom Moody Jim Jorgensen
Roxy Gottlieb Elliott Kashner
Joe Bonaparte John Robert Keena
Mr. Bonaparte Tim Lynch
Lewis Belen Pifel
Lorna Moon Susan Marie Rhea
Mr. Carp Stan Shulman
Siggie Bradley Smith
Barker Colin Smith
Pepper White Jude Tibeau
Eddie Fuseli Mick Tinder
Mickey KJ Thorarinsson
Tokio Chuck Young

Production Team

Director Lee Mikeska Gardner
Stage Manager Corey Williams
Set Designer George Lucas
Sound Designer Jake Null
Light Designer Michael Innocenti
Costume Designer Erin Nugent
Properties Designer/Set Dresser Carol Baker
Properties Assistant Katrina Wiskup