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The Understudy





SOMETIMES A VENEER OF PROFESSIONALISM IS THE ONLY THING MASKING ALL-OUT PANIC

The star he's working with doesn't get the play; the stage manager just happens to be his ex-fiancée; and the set technician seems to be high-just another day in the life of an understudy. This laugh-out-loud look at the battle for stage credibility between a typecast action movie star and a “real“ actor with a very large chip on his shoulder will give you insight into the complicated relationships that form in the stressful and emotional world backstage. Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, one of the most produced female playwrights in America, returns to the Rep stage with this latest Off-Broadway hit.

“A masterpiece of comic clockwork, raucously funny!” -The Wall Street Journal