Monday, Jan. 27, 2014
Renaissance Theaterworks presents: The Understudy
The UnderstudyA bitingly witty backstage comedy
Written By Theresa Rebeck
Directed By Mallory Metoxen
Featuring: Cassandra Bissell, Philip Sletteland and Ken T. Williams
January 17 â€“ February 09, 2014
Studio Theatre, Broadway Theatre Center
(Milwaukee) Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) presents the 2nd show of its 21st season THE UNDERSTUDY a backstage comedy about artists pursuing what they love despite the odds against them. A first professional directorial debut for Mallory Metoxen, featuring Cassandra Bissell, Philip Sletteland and Ken T. Williams. Opening night is Saturday, January 18th at 8:00 pm. Running January 17 through February 09, 2014 at the Studio Theatre, 158 N. Broadway, tickets can be purchased for $36 (fee & taxes not included) in person at the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office, by telephone at (414) 291-7800, or online at www.r-t-w.com.
THE UNDERSTUDY Synopsis
In this bitingly witty and entertaining comedy, the lights of Broadway cast an affectionate glow on one of the most notorious roles in the theater: the understudy. The play opens with Franz Kafkaâ€™s undiscovered masterpiece making its Broadway premiere. Roxanne, the stage manager, has the daunting task of running the understudy rehearsal. Enter Harry, a journeyman actor who just happens to be Roxanneâ€™s ex-fiancÃ©. And then thereâ€™s Jake, a Hollywood action star craving a little legitimacy. Throw in a stoned light board operator and producers threatening to close the show and you have one very funny comedy.