Finding funding to put up a production of a play can be extremely difficult. Some people would do anything just to get enough money to see their work come to fruition on the live stage. That's what playwright Terence O'Keefe goes through in the comedy by playwright Tom Dulack, Breaking Legs at the Broadhollow BayWay Arts Center on Long Island Jan. 27-Feb. 17. Artistic director Patricia Zaback directs the comedy, which had a healthy run Off Broadway a few seasons back.
Looking to get his play done by any means, this playwright (O'Keefe , that is) seeks backing from the family of a former student. He gets the money but didn't realize that student's family was actually part of a larger (nudge, nudge) 'family'. Now in deep with the mob, he needs to find his way out without having to fall victim to their unique style of payback.
For tickets to Breaking Legs at the Broadhollow BayWay, 265 East Main St in East Islip, call (631) 581-2700. For more info on Broadhollow and their entire season, view their website at www.broadhollow.org.
* A rundown of the remaining season to come follows:
The Rothschilds (Jan. 20 - Feb. 11) - BroadHollow Theatre
Breaking Legs (Jan. 27-Feb. 17) - BayWay Arts Centre
Moon Over Buffalo (March 10-25) - Centre Stage The BayWay Arts Centre is located at 265 East Main St in East Islip, the BroadHollow Theatre is at 200 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage, and the Centre Stage is at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., in Rockville Centre.
— by Ernio Hernandez