Backstage Comedy The Understudy by Theresa Rebeck (TV's Smash)
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The last date listed for The Understudy was Thursday February 14, 2013 / 7:30pm.
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Joe Montello's adaptation of The Santaland Diaries returns to Seattle Public Theater just in time for the holidays, starring audience favorite Patrick Lennon once again as David, aka Crumpet the Elf. This outrageously funny one-man show is based on author David Sedaris' essay on the trials and tribulations of working as a department store elf during the Christmas season. Told in Sedaris' inimitable sardonic style, The Santaland Diaries is steeped in caustic humor and irony that strips away the layers of frenzied holiday insanity to reveal the best and worst in us all. Sedaris delightfully skewers parents, children, holiday consumerism and even his own cynical protagonist. The show captures the true holiday spirit of excitement, stress, wonder, disillusionment, hope, disappointment and humiliation that represents, for many, the real experience of this time of year. Kelly Kitchens returns to direct. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Carol Ann Beman
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I love the old Bathhouse Theatre, but was disappointed in the play. I did not think it was as funny as I expected. There was too much yelling by the female stage manager and I did not feel the "F" word had to be used so often. I am sure it was extremely offensive to some of the older crowd.
Directed by Kelly Kitchens, featuring Mike Dooly, Brenda Joyner and John Ulman
By Theresa Rebeck
Appropriate for ages 10+. Some swearing, but nothing you haven't heard on TV.
A slick comedy where High Concept meets the down-and-dirty of the entertainment business when Jake, a grossly overpaid Action Movie star, decides to turn an undiscovered Franz Kafka play into Broadway hit. Things begin to implode when Harry, an embittered and idealistic understudy, arrives for rehearsal and discovers the stage manager is his ex-fiancée.
About the Ticket Supplier: Seattle Public Theater
Founded in 1988, Seattle Public Theater was originally a small company that primarily toured plays in local Seattle public schools and worked with adult and at-risk youth populations to create socially conscious theater. In 2000, Seattle Public was chosen by the City of Seattle in a competitive bidding process to be the resident theater company at the historic Bathhouse. Since then Seattle Public has had a remarkable rebirth to become one of Seattle's premiere mid-sized theaters, renowned for both an ambitious education program as well as high-quality professional productions.