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"Parfumerie" Opens Friday in Rochester

The show's director and an actor sit down with Ali Touhey on News 8 at Sunrise to discuss the show.
Hollywood's Golden Age on Stage announces the theatrical production of "Parfumerie," directed by Meredith Powell, to be performed in December at the Multi-Cultural Community Center (MuCCC) in Rochester.

Adapted by E. P. Dowdall from the Hungarian play Illatszertar by Miklos Laszlo, Parfumerie transports its audience to the 1930s and sets them down in a Budapest cosmetics shop on Vaci Street that's filled with more gossip and romance than work. This is the romantic comedy that inspired The Shop Around the Corner, In the Good Old Summertime, You've Got Mail, and the musical She Loves Me.

The production will feature vintage costumes and stage props from the 1930's era including an authentic cash register and telephones provided by the AWA Wireless Museum. Pre-play and during intermission audience members will have the opportunity to browse displays of vintage cosmetic advertisements, history of personal ads and secret pen pals while listening to Hungarian music and sample Hungarian sweets. Opening night's performance on Friday, Dec. 13 will have the Hungarian American Club serving Hungarian pastries.

Performance dates are as scheduled:

Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. - December 13, 14, 20, and 21

Thursday at 8:00 p.m. - December 19
Saturday, Sunday Matinees at 2:00 p.m. - Dec. 14, 15, and 21

All performances will be held at MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607.

Cast is as follows:

Mr. Hammerschmidt - played by Michael Arve

Mr. Horvath - played by Eddie Prunella

Mr. Sipos - played by Stephen Cena

Mr. Kadar - played by Billy DeMetsenaere

Amalia Balash - played by Laura Pratt

Ilona Ritter - played by Mary Reynolds

Miss Molnar - played by Kathy Coughenour

Arpad Novack -played by Jared Lee Morgan

Fritz - played by J. Ian Reynolds

A Policeman - played by Emmett Michie

A Detective - played by Christopher Woods Marlin

1st Lady - played by Lory Love Restivo

2nd Lady - played by Diane Chevron

Young Woman - played by Lynne Sánchez-Fries

A Lady - played by Kristy Angevine-Funderburk

An Old Man - played by Chip Perretta

All reservations made online are $15.00. Tickets at the door will be $20.00 general admission and $15.00 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, click here.

Anyone interested in helping out during the performances of Parfumerie may contact Meredith Powell, at Meredith.L.P.Carroll@hotmail.com.

About Screen Plays ~ Hollywood's Golden Age on Stage

What began as a love of classic Hollywood films is now a new, classical theater production company. Producer Karen Tuccio, brings more than a decade of local theater and film experience to this exciting venture. Her company will present plays during Hollywood's Golden Age that have a positive message, especially those showcasing women in the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of life.
As a newly formed production company last year, my intention is to immerse the audience into both the period and the setting of each play. To accomplish that, I partner with local organizations to help share in both missions. This production is set in Budapest, Hungary in 1937 and I have partnered with three organizations who will help the audience discover and appreciate the special aspects of the setting.

The Hungarian Club will be baking home-made Hungarian cookies to hand out for the audience on opening night.

The AWA Wireless Museum in Bloomfield, NY will have a large display of 1937 radio and telephone artifacts on display in the lobby throughout the run and have a special 20 minute presentation of the history of communication on 12/14 & 12/15.

We will have short performances from "The Flower City Follies" to entertain the audience with their authentic jazz dances from the 1930's on Friday, Dec.19th.

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