THE REAL THING by Tom Stoppard, produced by Lauren-Reilly Eliot Company and directed by Scott Gremillion takes place April 13, 14, 20 & 21 @ 7:30pm and April 15 & 22 @ 2:00pm. Friday, April 13th will be a Premiere Stage Backers Opening Gala with dinner before the performance and a champagne after-party! Ticket prices for this Premier Event are $40. All other performances are $20. Tickets can be purchased below.
Winner of the 1984 Tony® Award for Best Play and Winner of the 2000 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Play, this emotionally and intellectually engaging backstage comedy portrays an articulate and romantically idealistic playwright whose second wife is trying to merge worthy causes with her art as an actress. She has met a “political prisoner” named Brodie who has been jailed for radical thuggery, and who has written an inept play about how property is theft, how the state stifles the rights of the individual, etc., etc., etc. Henry’s wife wants him to make the play work theatrically, which he does after much soul searching. Eventually, though, he is able to convince his wife that Brodie is emphatically not a victim of political repression; he is, in fact, a thug. And while this hilariously transpires, Henry’s concepts of love, marriage and fidelity are tested as surely as his writing skills. “So packed with wit, ideas and feelings … Stoppard’s most moving play and the most bracing play anyone has written about love and marriage in years.” – The New York Times.