As the play opens, Alex More has a story to tell. The ambitious, starving actor takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, Barbra comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs?
Playwrite Jonathan Tolins wrote “The Twilight of the Golds” (Broadway), “If Memory Serves,” “The Last Sunday in June” and “Secrets of the Trade.” He co-wrote the films “The Twilight of the Golds” and “Martian Child.” He was a consulting producer on the recent CBS comedy “Partners” and was a co-producer on the first season of “Queer As Folk” on Showtime.
Nick Cearley is returning to Bucks County Playhouse for the fifth time after having appeared twice in “The Rocky Horror Show”(directed by Hunter Foster) as Brad Majors, as well as in “Plaid Tidings” (directed by Gordon Greenberg), and BCP’s “A Tribute to Angela Lansbury.” Cearley is one half of the critically acclaimed “undie-rock” comedy duo known as the Skivvies, co-created with Lauren Molina. He is a veteran of “Buyer and Cellar,” having appeared in five different productions of the show around the country. Cearley was recently named on the OUT100 list by OUT Magazine for one of the most compelling and intriguing LGBT actors of the year.
Directed by Sarna Lapine, the scenic and projection design for “Buyer and Cellar” is by Chick Shimizu, lighting design is by Gina Scherr, and sound design is by Matt Given. The production stage manager is Kevin Carson.
Running through Nov. 26, the production features special added performances during Thanksgiving week on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. The Playhouse will also hold a special LGBT performance on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and a Ladies’ Night performance on Thursday, Nov. 17.
Single tickets to “Buyer and Cellar” are on sale now at $39-$74, plus fees. Purchase tickets online, call (215) 862-2121, or visit the box office at 70 S. Main St. in New Hope.