The Understudy by Theresa Rebeck

March 2 - March 25, 2017

A Kafakaesque Komedy by Theresa Rebeck

Charged with running the understudy rehearsal for a Broadway production of a recently-discovered Kafka play, Roxanne finds her professional and personal life colliding. Harry, a struggling actor (and her ex-fiancé) has been cast as the understudy to Jake, a mid-tier action movie star yearning for legitimacy. Harry and Jake grapple to either eliminate each other or find common ground. Roxanne struggles to maintain control of the rehearsal, despite a stoned tech assistant (or is she actually malevolent?) and her own careening feelings about both actors and her past.

Will order be found? Will the show go on? The Understudy is a deliriously funny look at conscientious people trying to do what they love in the face of absurdly escalating obstacles — until all anyone can do is dance.

You have no rights! You’re an actor! You’re not even an actor, you’re an understudy!— Roxanne

TICKET PRICES: General $ 34 • Senior/Military $31 * Student/Youth $ 20
Evenings at 8pm • Sunday Matinees at 2pm

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The writings of Franz Kafka were so unique and compelling that scholars made up a new word to allow us to compare our own lives to his work. The word “Kafkaesque” is bandied about willy-nilly these days, but what does it really mean? This five minute video is a fascinating introduction to the concepts that permeated Kafka’s work.



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