Renaissance Theaterworks Presents THE UNDERSTUDY, 1/17-2/9
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.
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 Kafka'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 Roxanne's ex-fiancé. And then there'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.
Cassandra Bissell (Roxanne)
Philip Sletteland (Jake)
Ken Williams (Harry)
Julie Swenson (Producer), Mallory Metoxen (Director), Suzan Fete (Artistic Director), Brandy Kline (Stage Manager), Corin Davidson (Asst. Stage Manager), Nathan Stuber (Scenic Design), Mac Vaughey (Light Design), Jason Orlenko (Costume Design), Sarah Ramos (Sound Design), Jan Kellogg (Light Design), Nikki Kulas (Props Design), Tony Lyons (Technical Director), Christopher Elst (Fight Choreographer), Laura Murphy (Choreographer), Deanie Vallone (Dramaturge), Darcy Devens (Backstage/Wardrobe), Kat Wodtke (Backstage), Tanya Dhein (Deck Chief).
Tickets to THE UNDERSTUDY are $28 for previews and $36 for regular performances (taxes and fees not included). Tickets are available through The Broadway Theatre Center box office by calling (414) 291-7800 or online at www.r-t-w.com. All performances are at The Studio Theatre, 158 N. Broadway. Monday, January 27, 2014, will be the Pay-What-You-Can performance at 7:30 p.m. (Tickets for the January 27th performance will be available at the door at 6:30 p.m. No phone-in orders or advanced sales will be accepted for the Pay-What-You-Can performance.)