by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Chuck Yates
November 2ndthrough November 11th, 2018
A smash hit Off-Broadway, The Understudy is the hilarious comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, Bad Dates, Mauritius and TV’s SMASH), one of the most produced female playwrights in America. When a smug Hollywood action star lands a prestigious role in Franz Kafka’s newly discovered play on Broadway, things couldn’t be better…until he meets his understudy. Can a love-sick, charmingly ditzy stage manager prevent a battle royale from developing between the two rivalactors? Will the show go on? Spirited and laugh-out-loud funny, The Understudy places the backstage friction of a frenzied rehearsal center stage with vivacious satire and Kafkaesque theatrics.
“A masterpiece of comic clockwork, raucously funny!”
- The Wall Street Journal