The Understudy – Theater Review
The star he’s working with doesn’t get the play. The disgruntled stage manager happens to be his ex-fiancé. The set technician is high. Just another day in the life of an understudy. The most thankless job in theatre takes centre stage in this comic look at the underbelly of the acting world.
Pick of the Week!
The Understudy is a gem. It is one of those well-written, well-acted, well-cast, funny, sweet, thought-provoking, wonderful experiences. It’s got a great cast. It’s a great three-person cast, including Julie White, who won a Tony. Justin Kirk, who was nominated, and Mark Paul-Gosselaar. It’s a great team. The story is, as you may guess, about an understudy. I don’t want to tell you too much about it, because it’s only 90 minutes, and I want you to discover it for yourself. But run, don’t walk, for the Roundabout Theater Company’s The Understudy. Five full, big, fat, juicy stars.