THE UNDERSTUDY by Theresa Rebeck
Monday, June 22, 6:00pm and Tuesday, June 23, 6:00pm
Studio Theater at The Center
93 Main Street
Friday-Saturday, September 18-19, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 20, 2:00pm
Friday-Saturday, September 25-26, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 27, 2:00pm
Franz Kafka’s undiscovered masterpiece in its Broadway premiere is the hilarious and apropos setting for Theresa Rebeck’s exploration of the existential vagaries of show business and life. Charged with running the understudy rehearsal for the production, Roxanne finds her professional and personal life colliding when Harry, a journeyman actor and her ex-fiancé, is cast as the understudy to Jake, a mid-tier action star yearning for legitimacy. As Harry and Jake find their common ground, Roxanne tries to navigate the rehearsal with a stoned lightboard operator, an omnipresent intercom system, the producers threatening to shutter the show, and her own careening feelings about both actors and her past. Will the show go on? THE UNDERSTUDY is a dazzling and humanistic look at people trying to do what they love in the face of obstacles that mount until all anyone can do is dance.
Jake – 30’s to 50’s – A mid-tier action movie star and stage actor.
Harry – 30’s to 50’s – A journeyman stage actor.
Roxanne – 30’s to 50’s – A former stage actor and current stage manager.
For more information
Contact director Joe Klapatch at email@example.com.