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The Understudy, by Theresa Rebeck
Thu, September 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
“The Understudy is a raucously funny farce, and a masterpiece of comic clockwork…” — The Wall Street Journal
In The Understudy, a backstage rehearsal for a Broadway production of an undiscovered drama by Franz Kafka turns into a hilariously Kafkaesque nightmare as Harry, a down-on-his luck actor, clashes with the movie star he’s assigned to understudy. The frazzled stage manager, Roxanne, keeps the rehearsal on track while she is forced to resolve her personal romantic history with Harry…
“…the charming play leaves us with a glimmer of hope for this odd-lot trio and their quest for some kind of meaningful recognition… And after all, what could be more Kafkaesque than an unsuccessful actor trying against all odds to be heard and seen…” — TheaterMania
Theresa Rebeck is a prolific and award-winning playwright, named by Newsweek as one of “150 Fearless Women in the World.”
“When it comes to brilliant dialogue, challenging characters, and a bold, refreshing, theatrical point of view, just two words are needed: Theresa Rebeck!” — Jack O’Brien