RESCHEDULED: Theresa Rebeck’s Hit Comedy ‘The Understudy’ Opens August 11
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we had to reschedule the performance dates for The Understudy. The show will now open on Friday, August 11 (with a $20 Preview Night on Thursday, August 10) and run for four-weeks, closing on Sunday, September 3.
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
a play by Theresa Rebeck
directed by Deb Marley
PERFORMANCES: August 11 – September 3, 2017
Thurs-Sat at 8 p.m., Sun at 5 p.m.
$20 Preview Night – Thursday, August 10 at 8 p.m.
Opening Night Reception – Friday, August 11 at 8 p.m.
For tickets and info, visit www.mphstage.org/tickets.