LINCROFT, NJ – Pegasus Theater NJ, the sister company of Pegasus Production Company at Christian Brothers Academy, presents Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play at the historic Henderson Theater on the CBA campus. As part of an initiative led by Mr. Marcos Orozco, chairman of the science department at CBA and director of Pegasus Theater, It’s Only a Play continues the tradition of promoting the theatrical arts year-round at CBA by being the second annual show managed and performed entirely by alumni of CBA.
It’s Only a Play, revived on Broadway in 2014, revolves around the offstage drama that accompanies the premiere of The Golden Egg, a new play that brings egotistical actors, playwrights, and directors together for a night that exemplifies the saying “there’s no business like show business.” Dramatists Play Service, Inc. writes, “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, … [creating] 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.”
It’s Only a Play opened to rave reviews on and off Broadway, with the New York Times writing that “This show is without a doubt hilariously, sidesplittingly funny…These are among the funniest lines to roll off a stage in years…IT’S ONLY A PLAY deserves only a rave.” The work of a powerhouse cast and crew of CBA alumni on this hilarious production is not to be missed.
It’s Only a Play opens on Friday, June 30 at 7 pm in the Henderson Theater and plays performances on Saturday, July 1 at 7 pm and Sunday, July 2 at 2 pm. Henderson Theater is located at the back of the main building of Christian Brothers Academy on 850 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, NJ. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for seniors. For ticket reservations or questions, email [email protected] or call 732-907-7342.