Goodrich Little Theatre
"The Sting" was staged for three performances on one weekend only, on October 15, 16 and 17, 2009, at the Goodrich Little Theatre.
"The Sting," by David Rogers, is based on David Ward's screenplay of the same title. (Yes, this was "The Sting" that won the 1973 Academy Award for Best Picture.)
The setting was Chicago in 1932. Johnny Hooker and his partner, Luther, are small-time scam-artists who score big on a "pigeon-drop". It soon goes horribly wrong when their victim turns out to be a cash courier for a big-time gangster, Doyle Lonnegan. Before the sun rises, Luther is dead, and Hooker is on the run from a hired killer, the ruthless ""Salino."" To avenge his partner, Hooker seeks out the legendary Henry Gondorff to sting Lonnegan for half a million bucks.
While dodging cops and bullets Hooker courts a quiet little waitress who is hiding a very big surprise. Meanwhile Gondorff calls in a retinue of talented con-men and women, and the "Big Con" is on.
Director: "The Sting" was helmed by FdLCT veteran director, Alan Wallisch, who had directed seven previous plays for FdLCT.