Master Class, according to press notes, "is the story of renowned opera diva Maria Callas teaching a master class in front of an audience: us. She's glamorous, larger than life, and drop-dead funny. What begins as a class becomes an intimate and revealing look into her life: we learn about Callas' tumultuous affair with Aristotle Onassis, her early days as an ugly duckling; the fierce hatred of her rivals; and the unforgiving press that savaged her at first."
Directed by Wendy Goldberg, the award-winning Terrence McNally drama also features Sarah Uriarte Berry (Sharon), Andrew Gerle (Manny), Mike McGowan (Tony), Lauren Worsham (Sophie) and Ryan King (Stagehand).
Here is a look at the production, which runs at the New Jersey venue through April 5:
Master Class, with Barbara Walsh, at Paper Mill Playhouse
Paper Mill Playhouse is located at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, NJ. For tickets call (973) 376-4343 or visit www.papermill.org.