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It’s Only a Play

5 Male, 2 Female

Terrence McNally Price: $9.99

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 in the bedroom, where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews

The group includes the excitable playwright

The possibly unstable wunderkind director

The pill-popping leading lady, treading the boards after becoming infamous in Hollywood

And the playwright’s best friend ... for whom the play was written but who passed up this production for a television series

Add to this a drama critic who’s panned the playwright in the past

And a new-in-town aspiring singer

And you have a prime recipe for the narcissism, ambition, childishness, and just plain irrationality that infuse the theatre

And above all - comedy

This play is sure to be the hit they have all been hoping for

The critics loved it ...


“This show is without a doubt hilariously, side-splittingly funny … These are among the funniest lines to roll off a stage in years … It's Only A Play deserves only a rave” ~ The New York Times

“At the heart of the humor is the sublime narcissism of the professional players and their honest conviction that nothing matters except the theater … You really must laugh at McNally’s unquenchable wit — but those sloppy-kiss tributes to the theater … are deeply felt and honestly moving” ~ Variety

“This is the sort of comedy that puts the broad in Broadway, with a genuinely funny script boasting pointed barbs at theater mainstays such as Liza Minnelli, Harvey Fierstein, Audra McDonald, and New York Times critic Ben Brantley … It's Only A Play is a poison-pen mash note to New York theater, at once gleefully bitchy and affectionate” ~ Entertainment Weekly


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