Franz Kafka’s undiscovered masterpiece in its Broadway premiere is the hilarious and apropos setting for Theresa Rebeck’s exploration of the existential vagaries of show business and life. Charged with running the understudy rehearsal for the production, Roxanne finds her professional and personal life colliding when Harry, a journeyman actor and her ex-fianc√©, is cast as the understudy to Jake, a mid-tier action star yearning for legitimacy. As Harry and Jake find their common ground, Roxanne tries to navigate the rehearsal with a stoned lightboard operator, an omnipresent intercom system, the producers threatening to shutter the show and her own careening feelings about both actors and her past. Will the show go on?

“"‚Ķdeliver[s] a clever indictment of contemporary theatre while making the characters' personal circumstances ever more Kafkaesque: They are no more in control of the forces of celebrity, art, money, and Broadway than they are of their own fates."” (The New Yorker)

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Cast & Creatives

Playwright

Theresa Rebeck

Director

Rob Ruggiero

Harry

Andrew Benator

Jake

Matthew Montelongo

Roxanne

Jayne Paterson

Set Designer

Luke Hegel-Cantarella

Costumer Designer

Amy Clark

Lighting Designer

Scott Bolman

Sound Designer

Vincent Olivieri