Desperate to find money to pay for his floating crap game, Nathan Detroit bets Sky Masterson a thousand dollars that Sky will not be able to take a local Salvation Army girl, Sarah Brown, to Cuba. While Sky eventually is able to convince Sarah to join him, Nathan battles with his fiancé of fourteen years, Adelaide. Meanwhile in Cuba, Sky ends up falling in love with Sarah and tries to reform his gambling ways. When he returns to New York, he bets all the members of the floating crap game that if he wins his roll of the dice, they will all have to go to church and repent. If he loses, he will give them each a thousand dollars. He ends up winning and all the gamblers end up visiting the mission and repenting their sins.
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser, Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Based on the story and characters by Damon Runyon
Guys and Dolls Preview (Curtain Calls 4.4, November 2008)
The cast, crew, and staff of “Guys and Dolls” worked in conjunction with the local Salvation Army food pantry to have a canned food drive during the run of the show. The drive collected over 400 food items and donations of $37.00 were included in the grocery bags.
This production of “Guys and Dolls” was the third time the show had been performed at Players. The first show was the opening of the 1964-1965 sesaon and was the first musical to be done in the Robinhood Lane theater building. The second presentation was the opening show of the 1993-1994 season. All three productions were well-received and the show remains an audience favorite.