2017-03-01 / Front Page

Former Educator Pens A Funsical Play For All

A shot of the ensemble of Don’t Judge a Play By Its Title: A Funsical, with the play’s host and narrator, Mario Francisco Robles (c.).
 PHOTOS JASON D. ANTOSA shot of the ensemble of Don’t Judge a Play By Its Title: A Funsical, with the play’s host and narrator, Mario Francisco Robles (c.). PHOTOS JASON D. ANTOS

The St. Gregory the Great Theatre Group entertained the masses of Queens with an original play, Don’t Judge a Play By Its Title: A Funsical. The three evening performances and Sunday matinee were held in the Oak Room of St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church in Bellerose.

The play, penned by retired English teacher Mark Lord, A performance of “The Creation from The Book of Genesis” concluded the first act of the play.A performance of “The Creation from The Book of Genesis” concluded the first act of the play.is a delightful collection of poems, performed in many different forms, from monologues to popular songs. Lord wrote the lyrics for the show’s title song, which was set to music by Joe Ferrante. The play, which ran roughly two hours, featured vignettes, and included about a dozen musical numbers. Also featured in the play are poems by William Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Maya Angelou and Dr. Seuss. Music included Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” and Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue.”

The audience was delighted by the diverse range of the performers.

For more information on the troupe and future productions, visit sgtg.org.

—Jason D. Antos

 

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