August 27, 2014 - September 28, 2014
By Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Joseph W. Ritsch
"A masterpiece of comic clockwork" (Wall Street Journal) from the creator of TV's Smash, The Understudy places the backstage tension of a frantic rehearsal in the spotlight. Meet Harry, the "real" actor who's just a tad bitter about his lot in the theatrical world – you see, he's just the understudy. The grossly overpaid, action movie star he's working with doesn't understand the play. The charmingly lovesick stage manager happens to be his ex. And the backstage technician appears to be high – oh it's just another day in the glamorous life of being the one who didn't quite make the cut! Will they ever pull it together before showtime?