Past Performance   Jan 19th-Feb 11th 2024   
Fri, Sat 8:00pm; Sun Matinee 2:00pm; Sat Matinee Jan 27 & Feb 10 at 2PM

It’s Only a Play

It’s Only a Play
A Comedy
by: Terrence McNally

Directed by: Larry Steckling
Produced by: Mickey Ziechick

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.


James Wicker
Frank Finger
Julia Budder
Peter Austin
Ira Drew
Virginia Noyes
Gus Head
Assistant Director
David Dartt
Dennis Floyd
Eliza Huf
Greg Oberle
Guyren Howe
Peggy Lee Daly
Richard Cajka
Lynn Hill
Judith Spader
Mickey Zeichick
David DarttDennis FloydEliza Huf
Greg OberleGuyren HowePeggy Lee Daly
Richard CajkaJudith SpaderMickey Zeichick
Director: Larry Steckling
Cast Photos by Steve Murdock

Publicity Photos by Steve Murdock

Technical Production Team:

Stage ManagerDeanne Theodore
Set DesignJoel Colbourn
Construction MgrJoel Colbourn
Construction CrewCameron Hankinson, Dennis Floyd, Gunnar Kruse, Debra Pope, Jim Pope
Paint CrewLynn Wolsey
PropertiesJudy Spader, Larry Steckling
Set DresserLarry Steckling
CostumerMarguerite Jackson Dill
Lighting DesignDeb Zimmer
Sound DesignSteve Murdock
Lighting TechnicianKatie McNabb
Sound TechnicianBen Ringgenberg
Front of HouseDebra Pope, Sharon Tooley
HospitalityMartha Bohuslar, Maggie Bomis, Jan Crutz, Kathy Hagenbach, Fadwa Harb, Kim Lessig, Karen Marten, Hal Moll, Sandy Moll, Wendy Naylor, Debra Pope, Sharon Tooley
Director on DutyDarrell Datte, Gunnar Kruse, Shari Lyon, Barbara Seagren
Box Office Mgrs.Debra Pope, Jan Ozenbaugh
Ticket DeskMarsha Bercuson, Cameron Hankinson, Nan Katona, Jan Ozenbaugh, Debra Pope, Nancy Schiffer, Barbara Seagren, Lynn Wolsey
PhotographySteve Murdock
Social MediaSteve Murdock
Graphic DesignLynn Wolsey Designs
PromotionsBarbara Seagren

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