Pictures from Willapa Players
 
"It's Only a Play" by Terrence McNally
 
Winter Production (March 2010)
Directed by Heidi Stonebraker

Playwright Peter Austin, played by Mike Williams (in white coat), lashed out at critic Ira Drew, played by John Limitone (in dark coat, sitting) when all the reviews of his new play are bad,. Looking on (from left to right) are director Frankie Finger, played by Kiana Ecclestone; leading lady Virginia Noyes, played by Danni Massin, and producer Julia Budder, played by Jenny Allan.

When all the reviews come in bad, all those associated with a Broadway production are reduced to tears. (From left to right) Kevin Pettit as the would-be actor; Quiana Ecclestone as director (bent over), Danni Masssin as the leading lady, Mike Williams as the playwright, Scott Cowell as the playwright’s best friend, Jenny Allan as the producer, Tina Boggs as the taxi driver, and John Limitone as the hypocritical critic.

When all the reviews come in bad, the brilliant but unstable director, portrayed by Kiana Ecclestone, (at left) begins to have a nervous breakdown. Looking on are (from left to right) Scott Cowell as James Wicker, the playwright’s best friend; Tina Boggs as Emma Bovary, the world weary taxi driver who has seen it all (seated); Kevin Pettit as Gus P. Head, the would-be actor working as a servant; and Jenny Allan as Julia Budder, the producer.

 

The producer (played by Jenny Allan), left, and the leading lady (played by Danni Massin), right, keep their distance as they sit down to “dish the dirt” on just about everybody involved in their recent Broadway show.

Would-be actor working as a waiter (played by Kevin Pettit), center, tries to impress the playwright's best friend, an egotistical but insecure comic actor (played by Scott Cowell), right, with his ability as a mime. Their hostess, a producer (played by Jenny Allan), left, is not at all interested.

The hypocritical critic Ira Drew, played by John Limitone, (center) brings in the papers with the first reviews. He is immediately rushed by the director, Frankie Finger, played by Kiana Ecclestone (left); the leading lady, played by Danni Massin (second from left), the producer, played by Jenny Allan, (second from right) and the playwright, played by Mike Williams (right).

A worldly-wise taxi driver (played by Tina Boggs), right, hangs around at an opening night party after delivering her customers. She is quick to share her opinions on just anything and everything, even though the playwright’s best friend (played by Scott Cowell, left, and a would-be actor working as a waiter (played by Kevin Pettit), center, are obviously not interested.

 

Cast:

Scott Cowell as James Wicker

Kevin Pettit as Gus P. Head, young actor

Danni Massin as Virginia Noyes

Mike Williams as Peter Austin

Quiana Ecclestone as Frankie Finger, Director

Jenny Allan as Julia Budder, producer

Tina Boggs as Emma Bovary, taxi driver

John Limitone as Ira Drew, a critic

 

 

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