One reviewer noted “a loud, broad, tempestuous comedy that is acted at top speed”. It’s opening night for a new play by a young, unknown playwright. The lead actress, the backer, and several others, are hoping for a tremendous success but fear the play, which is a very earnest and experimental work, possibly spells flop. And as the play begins they turn against each other, the production, and the author. In spite of the curious reception by the first night audience, the news spreads that the reviews are on the whole favorable; the tables are turned. But the playwright who has suffered both from the enthusiasm and pessimism of his associates and is about to take a plane back home. Can he be persuaded to come back to the theater.
Auditions are Saturday, April 29 (3-5pm) and Monday, 1 (5-7pm) at Wichita Community Theatre.
Roles are available for 4 women (20’s to 60’s and 9 men (20’s to 60’s). Cold reading from the script. Play runs June 15 – 25, 2023.
Directed by Julie Longhofer.