How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
June 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20
This is a simple story of a young man who climbs to a position of great power and the girl who loyally hangs on during his climb and eventually wins him. In this wonderful musical satire on the Organization Man, his success is due neither to hard work nor any other ancient prescriptions for success. He gets ahead following the simple rules detailed in a book entitled How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying."
Our hero, J. Pierrepont Finch, runs into many obstacles and overcomes them like a modern, comic Siegfried: there's his rival (the boss's nephew), the mailroom trap, the office wolf, the office party, the dangerous secretary, the board meeting, jealous executives and, of course, the big boss himself.
From the first coffee break to the last elevator load on Friday night, office life is never the same once "Ponty" Finch settles in for the trip to the top."