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Ron Crawford as Groucho Marx, Gary Littman as Harpo Marx in Schmucks

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Ian Alda as Joe Klein, Erik Jensen as Lenny Bruce Klein in Schmucks

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Erik Jensen as Lenny Bruce, Ian Alda as Joe Klein in Schmucks

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Ron Crawford as Groucho Marx, Erik Jensen as Lenny Bruce, Ian Alda as Joe Klein in Schmucks

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Erik Jensen as Lenny Bruce, Caitlin Clouthier as Mary Lenahan, Ron Crawford as Groucho Marx, Ian Alda as Joe Klein in Schmucks

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Erik Jensen as Lenny Bruce, Ian Alda as Joe Klein in Schmucks

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Ron Crawford as Groucho Marx, Erik Jensen as Lenny Bruce, Ian Alda as Joe Klein in Schmucks

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Erik Jensen as Lenny Bruce, Ron Crawford as Groucho Marx, Ian Alda as Joe Klein in Schmucks

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Erik Jensen as Lenny Bruce in Schmucks

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Ron Crawford as Groucho Marx, Caitlin Clouthier as Mary Lenahan in Schmucks

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Ron Crawford as Groucho Marx, Erik Jensen as Lenny Bruce, Ian Alda as Joe Klein in Schmucks

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Erik Jensen as Lenny Bruce, Caitlin Clouthier as Mary Lenahan, Ian Alda as Joe Klein, Ron Crawford as Groucho Marx in Schmucks

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Ron Crawford as Groucho Marx, Erik Jensen as Lenny Bruce in Schmucks

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Erik Jensen as Lenny Bruce, Ron Crawford as Groucho Marx in Schmucks

Schmucks
by Roy Smiles
directed by Jiri Zizka
December 3, 2008January 4, 2009

Groucho Marx meets Lenny Bruce!  Fasten your seatbelts ‘cause all hell’s about to break loose.  It’s 1965, and the great Northeast Blackout thrusts New York City into a state of panic and disorder.  Isolated in a small diner, a young stand-up comic with an upcoming gig on The Ed Sullivan Show encounters comic icons Marx and Bruce and implores them for comedic guidance, unleashing their unpredictably hilarious and edgy personas.  As the two legendary comedians clash over whose act is funnier, the intensity quickly increases in a whirlwind of witty one-liners, zany antics, and uncensored punch lines.  An exhilarating and imaginative comedy simultaneously exposing the secret motives that drove these two famed comedians to make people laugh, Schmucks is a U.S. Premiere from one of London’s funniest playwrights.

 • Joe Klein
 • Mary Lenahan
 • Groucho Marx
 • Lenny Bruce
 • Harpo Marx
 • Set Designer
 • Movement Consultant
 • Dramaturg
 • Production Manager

Production Team

Jiri Zizka • Director
Janus Stefanowicz • Costume Designer
Jerold R. Forsyth • Lighting Designer
Nick Rye • Sound Designer
 • Dramaturg
Patreshettarlini Adams • Stage Manager