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Tales from the Guttenberg Bible

April 25 — May 21, 2023

April 25 — May 21, 2023

Written by & Starring
Steve Guttenberg

Steve Guttenberg

Written by & Starring

Steve Guttenberg made his acting debut in The Boys From Brazil with Laurence Olivier and Gregory Peck. From that recognition, he attracted a variety of leading roles including the film classic Diner (1983), which was chosen by Vanity Fair as the Best Film of the Last Thirty Years, and the broad comedy, Police Academy (1984) which continues to be one of the highest earning film franchises ever. In 1985 Guttenberg's fame increased with Cocoon, a life-affirming film of the highest order. The science fiction genre continued with Short Circuit (1986), John Badham's groundbreaking artificial intelligence film. Steve worked opposite Isabelle Hupert in Curtis Hansen's Bedroom Window (1986), the heralded Hitchcockian thriller. In 1987, Disney released Three Men and a Baby, Leonard Nimoy's popular movie about bachelors raising a child. The film went on to announce itself as the number one grossing film of the year and provided a successful sequel. On the legitimate stage, Guttenberg appeared in The Boys Next Door (1993) in London's West End, Prelude to a Kiss (1995) on Broadway, and Furthest From The Sun (2000) at the June Lune Theatre in Minneapolis. Guttenberg also played Henry Percy in 20150 The Hudson Warehouse Theatre's production of Henry IV. He has produced an Emmy-nominated television special, Gangs, performed in the original Miracle On Ice, and also ABC's The Day After, still one of the most watched television events of this century. Steve has written The Guttenberg Bible, a comedic account of his first ten years in the film industry, and The Kids from DISCO, a superhero children's book relating a story about his nieces and nephews. He guested on Veronica Mars, Party Down, Community and Law and Order (as every N.Y. actor should). Guttenberg has the record for most original films to go to franchises in film history, and appearing in the most films in The Screen Actors Guild from 1980-1990, tying Gene Hackman. He received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and continues to learn and study his beloved craft. 

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Director
David Saint

David Saint

Director

David Saint (Artistic Director) is in his 24th season as Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse. He has directed 43 mainstage productions at GSP, having recently helmed Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise. His time here has been marked by collaborations with such artists as Keith Carradine, Tyne Daly, Rachel Dratch, Sandy Duncan, Boyd Gaines, A.R. Gurney, Uta Hagen, Jack Klugman, Dan Lauria, Kathleen Marshall, Elaine May, Anne Meara, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Paul Rudd, Stephen Sondheim, Marlo Thomas, Eli Wallach, and  including a remarkable partnership with Arthur Laurents. In addition, many new award-winning works have begun their life here during his tenure such as The Toxic Avenger, Proof, The Spitfire Grill, Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies, and It Shoulda Been You. In July 2016, he directed a two-night concert performance of West Side Story at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. He also has directed on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theater Club, Primary Stages, McCarter, Williamstown, Seattle Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburg Public, Long Wharf and, many others by such writers as Aaron Sorkin, Wendy Wasserstein, Peter Parnell, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Joe DiPietro and Jonathan Larson.  He is the recipient of the Alan Schneider Award, Helen Hayes Award, L.A., Drama Critics Award, several Drama-Logue Awards and is the President of The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation.

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This “Guttenberg Bible” is funnier than the original! Rounding out George Street Playhouse’s 2022/23 Season is TALES FROM THE GUTTENBERG BIBLE, a charming new autobiographical comedy from veteran screen actor Steve Guttenberg (THREE MEN AND A BABY, POLICE ACADEMY, COCOON). Strap in for this rollercoaster ride from the Guttenberg’s family home on Long Island to the glamor of Hollywood as Guttenberg himself tells-all – like how he broke into the Paramount Lot and – well, you’ve got to buy a ticket to hear more! Directed by George Street’s own Artistic Director David Saint, this surefire hit, featuring run-ins with everyone from Tom Selleck to Gregory Peck, will entertain from the South Shore to the Silver Screen.

Produced in association with Julian Schlossberg