Presented by the Stuyvesant Theater Community, "Guys and Dolls- was performed in the Murray Kahn Theater in Stuyvesant High School on Friday night. Set in Broadway, New York City and Havana, Cuba, "Guys and Dolls- is a musical fable based on the short story, "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown-, written by Damon Runyon. It was later recreated by Abe Burrows, who turned it into this romantic comedy. The Stuyvesant production of this play was produced by student producer, Stella Binkevich, and directed by student directors, Madelaine Bukiet, Suzanne Grandt, and Alexandra Rosenberg. The faculty advisor of this show was Vincent Grasso. .
"Guys and Dolls- is a sneak peek into the gambling world that dominated New York City in the 1950's. Nathan Detroit is the manager of a notorious floating crap game in New York City. Desperately in need to find money to finance his crap game, he bets Sky Masterson a thousand dollars that Sky will not be able to take Sarah Brown, an innocent, local Salvation Army girl, to Havana with him. At the same time, Nathan tries to pacify his fiancée of fourteen years, Adelaide, who is getting impatient with the wait of the promised marriage. Although Sky is eventually able to persuade Sarah to join him, he also realizes that he has fallen in love with her. Later, when Sarah's mission is in need of sinners, Sky bets his fellow gamblers at the crap game a thousand dollars for their souls, in which they will have to attend the mission. Sky wins and all the gamblers has to visit the mission and repent their sins.
The play has quite an interesting plot, and the characters each has its own personality and distinguished mannerism. The setting of the streets of New York City in the 1950's was well established through the box offices playing films such as "Casablanca-. The cast wore tailored suits, torn rags, magnificent gowns and fur coats, displaying the different social classes, separating the destituted from the glamorous.