Theresa Rebeck’s Hit Comedy ‘The Understudy’ Opens July 28

A smash hit Off-Broadway, The Understudy is the hit comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, Bad Dates, Spike Heels, NBC’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 rival actors? 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

“Funny, funny, funny.”
– The Boston Globe

THE UNDERSTUDY
a play by Theresa Rebeck
directed by Deb Marley
featuring: Kipp Hart, Jaycob Hunter, and Hailey Tweter

PERFORMANCES: July 27 – August 20, 2017
Thurs-Sat at 8 p.m., Sun at 5 p.m.
$20 Preview Night – Thurs July 27 at 8 p.m.
Opening Night Reception – Friday, July 28 at 8 p.m.
For tickets and info, visit www.mphstage.org/tickets.

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