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Classic farce, Miller play opening on area stages

Producer Gordon Miller, played by Patrick White, right, gets a hand checking out his troupe’s wardrobe department with his assistants Harry Binion (Richard Michael Roe), left, and Fakur England (Robin McDuffie), along with actress Christine Marlowe (Amy M. Lane), in a scene from “Room Service,” opening Friday at the Schenectady Civic Playhouse. (Tom Killips photo)
Producer Gordon Miller, played by Patrick White, right, gets a hand checking out his troupe’s wardrobe department with his assistants Harry Binion (Richard Michael Roe), left, and Fakur England (Robin McDuffie), along with actress Christine Marlowe (Amy M. Lane), in a scene from “Room Service,” opening Friday at the Schenectady Civic Playhouse. (Tom Killips photo)
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Allen Boretz and John Murray didn’t write “Room Service” with the Marx Brothers in mind, so the play still does work as a screwball comedy even without Groucho, Chico and Harpo. “There’ll be very little Groucho up on stage,” said Patrick White, who plays Gordon Miller in the Schenectady Civic Players production of “Room Service,” opening Friday and running through May 11. “I can see why they were drawn to the script maybe, but I ...


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