Secrets Of The Trade

Jonathan Tolins(Samuel French)

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3.5 out of 5


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Characters: 4 male, 1 female Multiple Sets In show business, it's all about who you know.

Or is it?

Andy Lipman, a smart, ambitious kid from Long Island dreams of a career on Broadway and hopes that his idol, theater legend Martin Kerner, can give it to him.

Will Kerner open Andy's door to success, or will their complicated relationship force him to question a life in the theater?

A terrific ensemble cast...this bittersweet valentine to the world of theater...nicely balances a light-hearted humor with moments of tension and drama. Playwright Jonathan Tolins hits the bull's-eye with his new comedy-drama Secrets of the Trade.

This look at a pushy Long Island kid who longs to make theater and snares a major Broadway producer-director-writer for his mentor is breezily engaging, as rock-the-rafters funny as it is bracingly touching.

I have one word for you: pounce.

-Back Stage This showbiz coming-of-age tale is a crackling comedy-drama about Broadway, family ties and the high cost of experience.

In more than one interview, Tolins has declared the new work his favorite, and it's easy to see why.



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