SYNOPSIS: When Gordon Page, the Artistic Director of The Playhouse, a rustic New England summer theatre, schedules a repertory season of Dracula, Hamlet and Charley’s Aunt, he doesn’t anticipate the comic disasters that befall his company of actors as they try to mount three plays with little rehearsal time and less money. We see the company as they move through outrageous auditions, ego-driven rehearsals and disastrous opening nights to the quiet elation of a great play well-told.
LANGUAGE: There is a small amount of strong language, including one or two profanities and several vulgar expressions.
Specifically, the language includes the use of “damn” and “goddamn” (several times), “bullshit” and “shit,” and “son-of-a-bitch” (several times).
SMOKING AND DRINKING: Sarah, the stage manager, has a drinking problem. Other characters take drinks during party scenes. Several characters may smoke.
FOR WHICH AUDIENCES?: Laughing Stock is suitable for all general audience and children aged 13 and older. Pre-teens should attend at a parent’s discretion.
RATING: If it were a movie, Laughing Stock would be rated “PG-13.”