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Auditions for Terrance McNally's "It's Only a Play"

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Mainstage Theatre
03:30 pm - 05:00 pm



By Terrance McNally

THE STORY: “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 for comedy. But don’t worry: This play is sure to be the hit they have all been hoping for.” (Dramatists Play Service, Inc.)

WHEN: Tuesday, February 1st from 3:30PM-5:00PM

WHERE: Brighton Campus, Mainstage Theatre (Robin and Tim Wentworth Arts Building 4, Room 141)

DETAILS: Aspiring actors must be current MCC students and prepare a 1-2 minute, contemporary, comedic monologue. If cast, you will be enrolled in THE 190: Theatre Rehearsal and Performance, and earn 3 credits. Rehearsals will be held Mondays-Thursdays from 3:30pm-6pm in the Mainstage Theatre. This course meets in-person, therefore all college policies regarding Covid 19 protocols are strictly enforced in order to participate in this production.

Tech week begins Friday, March 25, and the show runs April 1-3. 

DIRECTOR: Professor Heather Rene Chang

Break a leg!

CONTACT: Heather Rene Chang
SPONSOR: VaPA and Creative Arts