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‘Nuts’ play dates, times and ticket information


Play:  Nuts

Playwright: Tom Topor

Genre: Suspense, psychodrama

Synopsis: The story follows Claudia Faith Draper, a divorcee turned high-class call girl who killed a violent “john.” The State charges her with manslaughter, but she claims self-defense. When her mother, Rose Kirk, and stepfather, Arthur, try to avoid an embarrassing public trial by having her declared mentally incompetent even though it means she’ll spend the rest of her life in a mental hospital, Claudia launches a fierce battle to convince the court that she is sane enough to stand trial. As testimony from experts, physicians and her parents unfolds, the painful truth about Clausia’s childhood is exposed.

Critical Acclaim:  Nuts has been called the best courtroom melodrama since Witness for the Prosecution and The Caine Mutiny Court Martial.

Setting:  A courtroom in the psychiatric wing of Bellevue Hospital in New York City.

Director: Anna Segreto


  • Officer Harry Haggerty – Dan Miller
  • Aaron Levinsky – Daniel Cancio
  • Franklin MacMillan – Tom Rex
  • Rose Kirk – Casey Cobb
  • Arthur Kirk – Mitch Frank
  • Dr. Herbert Rosenthal – Len Becker
  • Judge Murdock – Betsy Greenblatt
  • Claudia Faith Draper – Madelaine Weymouth

Historical Note: Nuts opened Off Broadway in 1979. After Universal Studios purchased the film rights, the play moved to Broadway, opening on April 28, 1980 at the Biltmore. It closed on July 20 after 96 performances, garnering Anne Twomey (who played Claudia) a Theatre World Award and Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play. The film starred Barbra Streisand in the role of Claudia along with Richard Dreyfuss.

Play Dates and Times: November 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30 p.m. and November 7, 14 and 21 at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets: $30; please call 239-398-9191 or visit

Running Time:  3 acts, 2 hours

Place:  Joan Jenks Auditorium at Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34116.

October 3, 2021.

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