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The Understudy

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The Understudy, Laura Pels Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Laura Pels Theatre

111 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

90 minutes
No Intermission
Important Dates
On Sale
Aug 01, 2009
Oct 09, 2009
Nov 05, 2009
Jan 17, 2010
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What Is the Story of The Understudy?
In a darkened Broadway theater, down-on-his luck (and somewhat bitter) actor Harry is getting just the break he needs—the chance to appear as the understudy for a major Hollywood action star in a two-man Kafka play currently performing to packed houses. But before Harry can formally recite his first lines at a midday “put-in” rehearsal, all hell breaks loose. One of the play’s two stars, Jake, doesn’t want Harry as his understudy; the stage manager running rehearsal turns out to be the jilted ex-fiancée Harry left at the altar, and the set technician assisting the day’s run through is so stoned everyone onstage is dodging flying set pieces. Will Jake, Harry and his ex get their act together in time for the curtain to go up?