Finding funding to put up a production of a play can be extremely difficult. Some people would do anything just to raise 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, set to finish its run at the Broadhollow BayWay Arts Center on Long Island Feb. 17. The production began Jan. 27 with artistic director Patricia Zaback directing the comedy. 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. The play had a healthy run Off-Broadway a few seasons back.
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.
— by Ernio Hernandez