About The Scene

"The Scene"

by Theresa Rebek
Desperately clinging to his fading dignity, Charlie, a middle-aged, out-of-work actor, can't bring himself to engage in the games required to succeed in the cutthroat entertainment industry. When he embarks on a destructive relationship that makes him feel empowered anew, he learns what is truly at stake. Award-winning playwright Theresa Rebeck ("Mauritius," "Bad Dates," "Law and Order") examines the shifting power dynamics of personal relationships and the empty narcissism of American culture in this brutal comedy. "The most accomplished and rewarding play in the 2006 Humana Festival -- a searing, sharply observed, and often blisteringly funny play." -- The New York Times