Playwright Theresa Rebeck offers a funny
Valentine to dramatic art with The Understudy.
"The show must go on...." Few theatregoers realize what it takes to make that old cliché come true. One thing that makes many a show go on when it really shouldn't is a well-rehearsed understudy. When a lead performer can't take the stage, another actor boldly steps in. It's all kind of heroic, actually. Theresa Rebeck’s newest play, The Understudy, set during a Broadway understudy rehearsal for a fictional play based on the writings of Franz Kafka, displays her affection for actors' willingness to shed emotional blood for our benefit.
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2009-2010 Season, Front & Center, The Understudy