The film version of Sunday in New York, a vintage 1960s comedy about a 22-year old virgin who's itching to find a mate without sacrificing her sterling reputation, is credited with launching Jane Fonda's career. Rover Dramawerks' Kelsey Kruse is no doubt hoping her company's production in Plano will do the same for her and her fellow performers, including Jake Shanahan (who plays the man Kruse's character meets on a bus), Matthew Clark (cast as the suitor who's scandalized by seeing Kruse's character in a bathrobe) and Chester Maple, appearing as the older brother who's bent on protecting Kruse's girlish image. Sunday in New York was written by Norman Krasna, whose other comedic contributions to the American canon include White Christmas, Bachelor Mother, The Devil and Mrs. Jones, Let's Make Love and The King and the Chorus Girl, a 1937 film co-written with Groucho Marx. Sunday in New York was the Oscar winner's final work, and it plays at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (with a special 2 p.m. matinee this Saturday) through February 12 at the Cox Building Playhouse, 1517 H Ave. in Plano. Tickets are $17 to $21, with discount for students and seniors. Visit roverdramawerks.com.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 29, 2 p.m. Starts: Jan. 20. Continues through Feb. 12, 2011