September 25, 2009

Midland says hello to new season with 'Say Goodnight, Gracie'

The Midland Theatre's 2009-10 season begins Friday with the Tony-nominated one-man Broadway play "Say Goodnight, Gracie."

The play is told through the eyes of George Burns, played by Rupert Holmes. The play examines Burns' romance and professional partnership with Gracie Allen from the afterlife.

In "Say Goodnight, Gracie," Burns is in limbo between this world and the next, unable to join his wife and partner, Allen, until he gives a performance for God. The play looks upon his impoverished youth, his initial meeting of Allen, and his career after she passed away.

"Say Goodnight, Gracie" was Broadway's third-longest running solo performance show, was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for Best Play, and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for Best Play.

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