The Guardsman

By Ferenc Molnár

Frank Marcus

Directed by Michael Michetti

Now - Dec 1, 2013

PERFORMANCE ADDED: Sunday, December 1 at 2pm

CRITIC’S CHOICE – Los Angeles Times

“You couldn’t ask for a finer example of how CAPTIVATING and DOWNRIGHT FUN live theater can be.” – LA Times


“Charming and UPROARIOUSLY FUNNY from start to finish.” – Culver City News

“The Guardsman at A Noise Within is now making audiences LAUGH OUT LOUD.” – Around Town Pasadena


“…another feather in the cap of EXCELLENCE…” – Stage Happenings

A Hungarian stage star, terrified that his recent marriage is already on the rocks, concocts a scheme meant to invigorate the passions of his starlet wife. His absurd plan unleashes a series of hilariously unintended consequences in Molnár’s comic game of love and marriage.

Running Time: 2 hours, with a 15 minute intermission

Budapest’s most beautiful young actress is notorious for affairs that only last six months. When she finally marries, she chooses the city’s most handsome and talented young actor. Five and a half months later, suspecting his new wife is getting restless, the actor takes on his most daring role yet—disguising himself as a dashing Emperor’s guardsman—to test her fidelity and win her love. But the more he woos his wife as this guardsman, the more insanely jealous he gets of the character he feels compelled to play. The Guardsman is a quick witted comedy about life in the theatre and acts of imitation and deception.