Closet Door Theatre Co continues their 2nd Season with "It's Only a Play" by Terrence McNally|
It's the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer (Julia Budder) is throwing a lavish party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs where a group of insiders have staked themselves out in the producer's bedroom, waiting for the reviews to come in. Included are the excitable young author; the brilliant but unstable director (who courts failure and is devastated when his work is well received); the pill-popping leading lady (who is hoping to revive her career after a series of flop movies); and the playwright's best friend, an egotistical but insecure comic actor who passed up a chance to star in the play for a television serieswhich has since been cancelled. Also present are a fawning, hypocritical drama critic (who is a closet playwright); a would-be singer working as a part-time servant; and a hard-boiled lady taxi driver who has seen it all, many times over. The good natured bonhommie with which the evening begins grows steadily bitchierand funnieras the reviews (all bad) come in, and those assembled seek desperately to pin the blame on each other. But, as euphoria slides into despair, the narcissism, ambition, childishness and just plain irrationality that infuse the theatre and its denizens take over, and as the curtain falls plans are eagerly afoot for their next venturethis one sure to be the hit they have all been hoping for.
"This show is without a doubt hilariously, sidesplittingly funnyThese are among the funniest lines to roll off a stage in yearsIT'S ONLY A PLAY deserves only a rave." NY Times.
Directed by Andrea Slay
July 25, 26. August 1, 2, 7, 8, 15 & 16.
Show at 8PM. Doors at 7:15PM. House Opens at 7:45PM.
The Geery Theater
2130 L St.
Sacramento CA 95816
General Admission is $20. Group, Senior, Student, SARTA & Military discounts are available.
The Geery Theater (View)
2130 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
|Minimum Age: 17|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|