It's Only A Play
by Terrance Mcnally
July 15 - July 31, 2016
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays (no performance July 17)
Tickets are $25-$40
Directed by Cheryl Denson
In It’s Only a Play, a wealthy first-time Broadway producer, Julia Budder, is throwing an opening night party for The Golden Egg at her luxurious Manhattan home. The playwright Peter Austin, the director, the actors, along with assorted friends and hangers-on (including a critic) nervously wait for the late-night reviews printed in the newspapers. Meanwhile, they gossip and throw out the names of the celebrities who are in attendance. Virginia Noyes, the star of the show, is taking drugs. James Wicker, an old friend of the playwright, is now a successful TV actor who turned down the lead in the play, and is relieved and secretly thrilled about the bad reviews that arrive. And, although Ira Drew is a theater critic, he is very critical of the theater because he has no talent to actually participate, despite his secretly writing plays. It’s Only a Play is alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender — and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage.
The star studded Dallas cast includes B. J. Cleveland and Chamblee Ferguson (in the roles originated by Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick on Broadway), along with Cara Serber, Shannon McGrann, Luke Longacre, Steven D. Morris and Matt Holmes.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Playwright Terrence McNally was awarded the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. He is the winner of Tony Awards for his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and his books for the musicals Ragtime and Kiss of the Spiderwoman. His other plays include It’s Only a Play, which is being produced by Uptown Players later this summer. He has written the books for the musicals The Full Monty; A Man of No Importance; The Visit and The Rink. He won an Emmy Award for Best Drama with his teleplay Andre’s Mother. He wrote the screenplays for Frankie and Johnny, Love! Valour! Compassion! and The Ritz.