|Title||Postcard: Marlon Brando Sat Right Here. Play by Louis LaRusso. Benefit reading performance, Hoboken, June 5-6, 2009.|
|Collection||Hoboken Historical Museum Archives|
|Scope & Content||
Postcard: Marlon Brando Sat Right Here. A Play by Louis LaRusso. Presented by the New Artists Theater Company and the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1203 Hudson St., Hoboken, June 5 & 6, 2009. A reading to benefit the New Artists Theater Company and the Hoboken Historical Museum. 4" x 6" wide. Four copies.
With: program sheet distributed at the reading. Single leaf, 8-1/2" x 11" with reproduction of poster on one side; cast of characters and performers on the other side plus synopsis of scenes. Full text in notes.
Play from 1980 by the late Hoboken playwright and set in Hoboken. Reading took place at 1203 Hudson St., Hoboken. Directed by Frank Licato. Performers included:
MAUREEN VAN ZANDT
New Artists Theater Company is based in New York City.
Postcard front is a candid black-and-white photo (photo catalog 2004.020.0006) taken during the filming of motion picture "On the Waterfront" in Hoboken. It depicts Karl Malden making rabbit ears behind Marlon Brando's head with two other Hoboken residents present.
Caption: Photo courtesy of Eleanor Salinardi.
From left: Hoboken Police Sgt. Peter King, Marlon Brando, Karl Malden & Arthur Marrota, Dir. of Public Safety, at 314 River St., Hoboken, Dec. 13, 1953.
[in 2009, an updated identification of the person named as Arthur F. Marrota was made; the spelling of the last hame is incorrect and it should be changed to "Marotta" and the person in the photo is John Marotta, not Arthur F.; he was the brother of John.]
Text on program leaf used on the evenings of the reading.
NEW ARTIST THEATER & THE HOBOKEN HISTORICAL MUSEUM
PRESENT LOUIS LARUSSO II's
"MARLON BRANDO SAT RIGHT HERE"
Produced by Nick Puccio
(Cast in Order of Appearance)
Gracie -- Maureen Van Zandt
Mamma Pollynose -- Janet Sarno
Fat the Miser -- Anthony Rubistello
Nick the Cripple -- Joe Lisi
Sonny Swag -- George Palermo
E.B .- - Sedley Bloomfield
Trucky -- Ernie Mingione
Gomp -- Garry Pastore
Sibby -- Tony Ray Rossi
Nunzie Clark Gable - Nicholas J. Giangiulio
Richie -- Gerard Canonico
Larry - Giancarlo Mariutto
Beep-ity-Beep - Vincent Pastore
Stage Directions -- Angela Rauscher
Music by Donald Stark
There will be a 10 minute intermission
Scene I - Early Monday morning, spring 1955
Scene 2 - 7:00pm that evening
Scene I - 10:30pm that night
Scene 2 - mid-morning the following day
About New Artists Theater Company
New Artists was founded by Vincent Pastore, Frank Licato, Nick Puccio and Paul Borghese and is committed to an ensemble collaboration as well as artistic risk through its work with its permanent company and guest artists. It will be dedicated to a "rugged" realism through which its members will tell stories that reflect our lives, relationships aiid our world today. New Artists will be producing at least two plays per year.
About the Hoboken Historical Museum
Founded 1986, the Museum's mission is to educate the public about Hoboken's history, diverse culture, architecture and historic landmarks. In 2001, the Museum moved into one of the oldest buildings on the waterfront, in the former Bethlehem Steel shipyard, at 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, where it maintains a series of rotating exhibits. The Museum is open six days a week, 2- 7 pm on Tues., Thurs., 1- 5 pm on Fridays, and noon -5 pm on weekends. It offers special exhibits, tours, events and lectures, as well as educational programs for adults and children on a weekly basis.
LaRusso II, Louis
|Year Range from||2009|
|Year Range to||2009|
On the Waterfront
314 River St.
1203 Hudson St.
HHM (Hoboken Historical Museum)