Some of the best storylines in history involve the most unlikely of pairings of characters. Guys and Dolls does just that with its combining of the ultimate characters of a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager.
From NYC skyline backdrops to Broadway and Broadway marquis to 1950s nightclubs and the renowned Times Square, we have precisely the backdrop(s) that you’re looking for when developing a live production of Guys And Dolls.
The Story of Guys & Dolls
Set in the Depression-era, in the heart of Times Square, New York City, Guys and Dolls is about a couple of big city gamblers and the women who love them.
Nathan Detroit, a famous craps gambler, needs a new location for his next craps game after the police discover his last location. Without the cash to secure the next location he looks to swindle the money from big city gambler Sky Masterson. He bets Masterson that he cannot secure a date with a woman of his choosing. He just so happens to choose Salvation Army missionary Sarah Brown.
Masterson sets out to seduce Brown and get her to agree to a date in Havana, Cuba. At the same time, Detroit is dealing with his own 14 year relationship and the pressure to finally propose to Adelaide.
Time Square, NYC Scenes
Gangsters, gamblers, missionary dolls, and scantily clad showgirls will all feel right at home in front of our beautifully designed backdrop rentals.
Set the scene for this New York City plot with our vintage Times Square backdrop # 1503. It portrays this famous intersection at street level using neutral tones showing skyline, buildings, subway, lamp posts, and (of course) a marquis.
New York City Tenements Scenes
For daytime scenes set in the tenements and seedier side of New York City use our New York City Tenement backdrop # 2368. It portrays the skyline and tenements from the roof of a building perfect for gamblers and gangsters.
Havana, Cuba Scenes
When the scenes shift to the island of Cuba with its Spanish influenced architecture and buildings, bring the audience right along with your with our Spanish Street Backdrop #N0678. These stucco buildings complete with stone balconies and ornate churches will help create the illusion of transporting your audience to the distant city of Havana in the Mediterranean.
Our backdrops for rent and some for purchase. They are made from the best materials available, meaning that they are durable, easy to set up, and last throughout your production schedule, even through heavy use. Add one of our backdrop rentals to your production today to capture the excitement that is Guys And Dolls.