The Ritz

The Ritz

The Ritz

The Ritz


Terrence McNally’s hilarious farce is set in a gay bathhouse in the mid-1970s. When Gaetano Proclo, a hapless, middle-aged, overweight, very married man takes it on the lam from his mafioso brother-in-law, Carmine Vespucci, he ducks into “The Ritz” – the last place anyone would look for him. What he encounters there sets the scene for an old-fashioned, door-slamming farce, albeit with towel-clad men, bumbling detectives and Googie Gomez, an over-the-top, would-be Bette Midler looking for her big break.


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes


  • Genre: Farce
  • Time Period: 1970s
  • Target Audience: Adult


Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally (1938-2020) was the recipient of the 2019 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2019 Dramatist Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2019 Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. ...

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