Location of Snapple Theater
Details of Snapple Theater and the Ticket Luck value
Located in New York in the Times Square neighborhood, Snapple Theatre Center comprises of two theatres, which stages off Broadway shows.
Snapple Theatre Center occupies 20,000 sq ft of space and was opened on May 22, 2006. One of the two theatres located with in the complex is named after the actor Jerry Orbach, hence Jerry Orbach Theatre, while the other one is yet unnamed.
The theatre was named Jerry Orbach Theatre during the performance run of the revival of the show The Fantansticks in which Jerry Orbach played the role of El Gallo. The totals of 398 seats are distributed among the two theatres with in the complex.
Snapple Theatre Center is located with in the Time Square, due to this, it wasn"t allowed to stage off Broadway shows, as the rules clearly stated that with in the premises of Times Square neighborhood only Broadway shows shall be staged, this provision however was removed later on.
Currently the unnamed theatre at the Snapple Theatre Centre is showcasing Walter Manzi"s Perfect Crime. The play has consecutively being staged at different off Broadway theatres ever since 1987. Prior to being staged at the Snapple Theatre Center, it was being showcased at the Duffy Theatre.
The Perfect Crime was originally premiered on April 18, 1987 on off Broadway productions, and ever since it"s opening it has given well over 9000 performances at different off Broadway theatres including the McGinn-Cazale Theatre, The Harold Clurman Theatre, Theatre Four, 47th Street Theatre, Duffy Theatre and the Intar Theatre.
The play is written by Walter Manzi who is probably the youngest writer whose play was optioned for Broadway Productions. At the time when Manzi wrote this play he was only 25 years of age and was already acting for the role of Mozart in a Broadway play named Amadeus.
As his play was optioned for Broadway, Morton Gottlieb, the producer of the play wanted to change the name of the play to Guilty Hands and that particular move deprived Manzi"s interest from the play hence he started off with writing screen plays in Hollywood.
Later on, while Manzi was the artistic director of a non profit theatre company named Actors Collective, he produced Perfect Crime as it was staged for the first time at the Courtyard Playhouse on Grove Street and about a month later the play was moved to Off Broadway venues.
The play is basically a crime story and tells the tale of Margaret Thorne Brent who is, by profession, a psychiatrist based in Connecticut. Apart from that, Margaret is also under the suspicion of being a killer in the story who may have gotten away after committing a perfect crime.
Margaret finds her self in cat and mouse game after her wealthy husband W. Harrison Brent is found out to be dead. Hence she struggles her way through this terrifying ride as the case for the murder of her husband is handed over to inspector Ascher.