Theatre of the Republic Presents It’s Only a Play

 

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Theatre of the Republic presents It’s Only a Play. It’s the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and wealthy producer, Julia Budder, is throwing a lavish party in her Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs, the celebrities are amassing, but the real action is upstairs where a group of insiders have staked themselves out in the producer’s bedroom, waiting for the reviews to come in. 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; 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. Also present are a fawning, hypocritical drama critic who is a closet playwright; a would-be singer working as a part-time servant; and a hard-boiled lady taxi driver who has seen it all, many times over.

As the reviews, which are all bad, come in, those assembled seek desperately to pin the blame on each other. Euphoria slides into despair, and narcissism, ambition, childishness and irrationality take over, and as the curtain falls, plans are eagerly afoot for their next venture: this one is sure to be the hit for which they have all been hoping.

It’s Only a Play show dates and times:

Week 1

Thursday, January 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 10 at 3:00 p.m.

Week 2

Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 17 at 3:00 p.m.

Performances take place at Main Street Theatre in downtown Conway. Admission is $18. To purchase tickets, visit the website here.