The Understudy at Harlequin Productions

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 2:00pm

Harlequin Productions presents The Understudy

Directed by Scot Whitney


Harlequin Productions presents The Understudy, a quirky comedy written by Theresa Rebeck. This production runs from March 2 – March 25, 2017, at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets are available at or 360-786-0151.

Franz Kafka’s undiscovered masterpiece is the hilarious and apropos setting for Theresa Rebeck’s exploration of the existential vagaries of show business and life. Charged with running the understudy rehearsal for a Broadway production, Roxanne finds her professional and personal life colliding when Harry, a journeyman actor and her ex-fiancé, is cast as the understudy to Jake, a mid-tier action star yearning for legitimacy. As Harry and Jake find their common ground, Roxanne tries to navigate the rehearsal with a stoned light board operator and her own careening feelings about both actors and her past. Will the show go on? The Understudy is a dazzling and humanistic look at people trying to do what they love in the face of mounting obstacles until all anyone can do is dance.

     WHO:         Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:       The Understudy

     WHEN:       March 2 – 25, 2017; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

     WHERE:     The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501

     PRICE:        General: $34 Senior/Military: $31, Student/Youth: $20

$15 Rush Tickets available at Box Office 30 minutes prior to curtain

     SPECIALS: Pay What You Can Night: March 8, Ladies’ Night Out: March 10,

Post-show Talkback: March 12, Pride Night: March 17

     TICKETS:   Tickets and info available at or by calling 360/786-0151

     RATING:    Comedy

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