It's Only a Play

8/31/2017 - 9/17/2017
12:00 AM
11:59 PM
Mainstage Series
"It's Only a Play" — Aug. 31 to Sept. 17, 2017

Running Aug. 31 to Sept. 17, 2017

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays — Aug. 31, Sept. 7 and 14 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays — Sept 1, 8 and 15 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays — Sept. 2, 9 and 16 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays — Sept. 3, 10 and 17 — at 2:30 p.m.

"It's Only a Play" — Aug. 31 to Sept. 17, 2017

"It's Only a Play"
A comedy by Terrence McNally
Directed by Fred Gloor

There's no people like show people in this hilarious comedy about the behind-the-scenes hijinks surrounding the opening of a Broadway play.

It's the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and wealthy theatrical producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party in her equally 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 as they wait for the reviews to come in.

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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); a fawning, hypocritical drama critic (who is a closet playwright); 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 series — which has since been cancelled.

AUDIENCE ADVISORY: The play contains adult language and is therefore not suitable for young children.

It's Only a Play is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

PRESS CLIPPINGS

CLICK HERE to hear the 1590-AM WAKR interview with the show's director and one of its actors!

CLICK HERE to read The Akron Beacon Journal's review of the play.

CLICK HERE to read The Cleveland Jewish News's review of the play.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range between $10 and $22

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $16 on Thursday, Aug. 31 only.
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$8 for college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances after Aug. 31
$22 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$20 for seniors (ages 65 and older) on Thursdays and Sundays only
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$11 for college students (with current I.D.)

Group Discounts
$18 per ticket for groups of 12 to 99
$16 per ticket for group of 100 or larger

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: CLOSED
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online!

(NOTE: Group orders are not available online. Instead, please contact the Box Office directly.)

THE CAST

KYLE BURNETT
Gus P. Head

PATRICK MICHAEL DUKEMAN
James Wicker

OLIVIA WIMBERLY
Virginia Noyes

WILL C. CROSBY
Frank Finger

APRIL DEMING
Julia Budder

SCOTT K. DAVIS
Peter Austin

BRIAN O. JACKSON
Ira Drew

THE CREATIVE TEAM

FRED GLOOR
Director

JOSHUA LARKIN
Assistant Director

TIFFANY BIRD
Stage Manager

MELANIE YC PEPE & SCOTT K. DAVIS
Properties Co-Designers

TOM LIGGETT
Lighting Designer

HAZEN TOBAR
Sound Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

KATHY KOHL
Scenic Designer and Assistant Technical Director

RICHARD MORRIS, JR.
Technical Director

Box Office Info

Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesdays—Fridays: 11 am to 5 pm
Performance Saturdays: Noon to 5 pm

The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the end of each performance.

Get tickets by phone at 330-836-2626
or purchase online.*

*A $3.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.
*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*Group orders are not available online.

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