This hilarious comedy by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime) takes place entirely in the bedroom of a New York City apartment as a wealthy Broadway producer and her friends eagerly await the reviews of her new play.
It’s the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs in the bedroom, where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews. The group includes the excitable playwright; the possibly unstable wunderkind director; the pill-popping leading lady, treading the boards after becoming infamous in Hollywood; and the playwright’s best friend, for whom the play was written but who passed up this production for a television series. Add to this a drama critic who’s panned the playwright in the past and a new-in-town aspiring singer, and you have a prime recipe for the narcissism, ambition, childishness, and just plain irrationality that infuse the theatre—and for comedy. But don’t worry: This play is sure to be the hit they have all been hoping for.
It’s Only a Play contains strong language, adult humor and situations.Buy tickets
Dates and times
- Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.
- Premium: $25
- Tier A: $20
- Students/Youth under 18: $15
*The balcony will be closed for this production.
- Director & Scenic Designer: Doug Miller
- Stage Manager: Conner Raymond
- Peter Austin: John Bacarella
- Julia Budder: Karen Miller
- Ira Drew: Stephen Kiersey
- Frank Finger: Nate Adams
- Virginia Noyes: Cindy Bilby
- James Wicker: Peter Stewart
- Gus P. Head: Jordan Hayes