Variety reports that the play takes place at a Catskills resort in the midst of the 1950s blacklist. The lead character is a failed writer who dispenses advice to a bellhop. Mazursky has been nominated for five Oscars, for writing "Harry and Tonto," "An Unmarried Woman," "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "Enemies: A Love Story" and for producing "An Unmarried Woman," which was nominated for Best Picture. He also wrote and directed "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" and has acted in many films and television shows.
Elias wrote the films "The Jerk" and "The Frisco Kid," among others.