Fall 2018 Production of
It’s Only a Play
By Terrence McNally
It’s the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party in her posh 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.
“This show is without a doubt hilariously, sidesplittingly 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
Director, Lana Borsellino is looking for:
Julia Budder, a first-time producer of the Broadway play The Golden Egg. Attractive and genuinely nice. (40-50)
Peter Austin, the nervous playwright. Everything is riding on tonight. (40-mid 50)
James Wicker, 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 (40-mid 50)
Virginia Noyes, dissolute, aging star of the play; she wears an ankle monitor and drinks and snorts cocaine throughout (50’s)
Frank Finger, the young, egomaniacal, "genius" British director (20-30)
Ira Drew, insecure theater critic, who secretly yearns to be a playwright (50-60)
Gus, who checks the coats and hats but has aspirations for a Broadway career. Fresh off the farm. (20’s)
AUDITION DATES: Monday June 11 and Tuesday June 12 at 7 pm.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Show Dates: Sept 27, 28,29 @ 8 pm and Sept 30 @ 2 pm, 2018
Rehearsals will begin in mid-July and will run on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday evenings.
Please email email@example.com to request an audition time.