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THE UNDERSTUDY, Preview Matinee

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 4:00pm
Broadway Theatre Center
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By Theresa Rebeck 
There is an infinite amount of hope in the universe ... but not for us. -Franz Kafka 
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 master¬piece 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.
Directed by Mallory Metoxen 
January 17 - February 09, 2014
Single tickets are $28* for preview performance and $36* for all other performances.  *price excludes tax/fees.  All shows are performed in the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center in the Historic Third Ward 158 N. Broadway 414-291-7800 www.r-t-w.com
Renaissance Theaterworks