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The Closet

June 26 - July 14 | Main Stage
2018 Season

by Douglas Carter Beane
inspired by Francis Veber’s play Le Placard
directed by Mark Brokaw

Tony Award winner and Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Matthew Broderick stars in this world premiere comedy by Douglas Carter Beane, inspired by Le Placard, the French comedy by Academy Award nominee Francis Veber.  Martin O’Reilly (Broderick) is stuck in Scranton in a dead-end job, his marriage is over, and his son won’t return his calls.  His only friend is his eternally optimistic co-worker (Tony nominee Jessica Hecht), who can’t bake enough muffins to stave off her romantic longings.  When a stranger (Tony nominee Brooks Ashmanskas) sashays into their world, he drags Martin—and everyone around him—out of their respective closets.  Helmed by Mark Brokaw, this contemporary satire breaks the chains of political correctness and celebrates the possibility of finding authenticity and love (and show tunes) in unexpected places.

By special arrangement with Simon Friend, Burnt Umber Productions and Scott Landis

Program and casting subject to change.




Kristen Johanson & Tom Green

Jeff Johnson & Hy Conrad

Valerie & George Kennedy

Jacqueline & Albert Togut



Herbert A. Allen

James & Virginia Giddens

Jessica & Matt Harris

Paul Neely

2 Anonymous Donors




Ben Ahlers

Jack O'Reilly

Brooks Ashmanskas

Ronnie Wilde

Raymond Bokhour

Bishop Abadelli

Matthew Broderick

Martin O'Reilly

Will Cobbs

Roland Baldwin

Ann Harada

Brenda Mishima

Jessica Hecht

Patricia Pennebarry


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