The Closet

by Douglas Carter Beane

Inspired by Francis Veber’s play “Le Placard”

Williamstown Theatre Festival, from June 2018

 

Tony Award winner, 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.

Directed 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.

 

CAST

Matthew Broderick

Jessica Hecht

Brooks Ashmanskas

Ann Harada

Ray Bokhour

Will Cobbs

Ben Ahlers

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Director – Mark Brokaw

Designer – Allen Moyer

Costume Design – Jessica Pabst

Lighting Design – Japhy Weideman

Sound Design – Jane Shaw