By Ken Ludwig
The play is the thing, no matter where played: Buffalo is not Broadway. And touring actors Charlotte and George Hay are not Barrymores or Lunts. That sets the stage for a hilarious farce by an American master who delivers not only one play-within-a-play but TWO in this backstage ham sandwich that combines the fading thespians with agents, ingenues, roues, and some misbegotten swordplay designed to wow a Hollywood director who may (or may not) arrive. Misunderstandings? Yes. Mishaps? Of course. Merriment and mirth? Done and delivered in this fast-paced frolic.