Fun House Theatre and Film Presents STIFF
Fun House Theatre and Film presents STIFF, written by Jeff Swearingen, produced by: Terry D. Loftis, Gregory Patterson, Bren Rapp and Andy Baldwin, and directed by Andy Baldwin. The 12 performance showcase runs February 21- March 3 at TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018. Show schedule and ticket link available January 29th at www.funhousetheatreandfilm.com.
In a play easiest to describe as Bullets Over Broadway meets Weekend at Bernies, Jeff Swearingen's STIFF takes place during the Broadway boom of the late 1950's. Producers, writers and directors all have big dreams and theatre critics/columnists have the power to make those dreams come true. None was more powerful than Mickey Blake. When Blake is found dead in the Tin Box Theater after a performance of the off-off Broadway production of "The Blighted Heart", a trio of hapless but determined theater folk refuse to let their dream be deterred.
Producer Saul Solomon, Writer Robert Grey and Director Stanley Miller hatch a plan to fake the review of their show and hide Blake's death just long enough to let it hit the stands. A producer, writer and director working as a team? Is it even possible? Just when they think they have it all under control, the overly enthusiastic producer, self-deprecating writer and middleman director are hit with a surprise that sends their ruse into overdrive and binds this unlikely band of brothers together in the face of the mayhem that ensues.