A play that bites the hand that feeds us! A literary intern struggles to attain a full-time job at a major regional theater in New England without becoming jaded about the submission process. This is John's most produced work. Available through Samuel French!
“Razor-sharp comedy! Morogiello succeeds where many others have failed.”
—Travis Michael Holder, BACKSTAGE
Above: Warren Kelley and Lori Gardner in the Abingdon Theatre Company production off-Broadway.
"A little gem of a comedy. Morogiello clearly knows his milieu. Anyone who threw out Blame It On Beckett made a big
—Sandy MacDonald, THEATERMANIA
Above: Anne Newhall and Lori Gardner, Abingdon.
“The backstage comedy has long been a favorite milieu for playwrights expressing their abiding love and keen irritation for
all things theatrical. Playwright John Morogiello takes the genre in a novel direction with Blame it on Beckett.”
—F. Kathleen Foley, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
PICK OF THE WEEK! “Self-deprecating, engaging, and funny! Morogiello's focus on the relationships lifts the play
beyond the sort of insider-y piece theater professionals pass around among themselves.”
—Rebecca Haithcote, L.A. WEEKLY
“Blame It On Beckett is sensationally funny.”
—Greg Simay, BURBANK ‘N’ BEYOND
Above: Louis Lotorto and Blythe Auffarth in the Colony Theatre production.
“The story is crafted so wonderfully that the audience is in it for all the right reasons. But that is too simple a description of this complex yet easily understood work. Playwright Morogiello deftly crafts the characters, exposing a nastier, unkind, and
manipulative side with humor and cunning banter. The dialogue is rich, warm and touching. Morogiello has put together a
—Gerie Rhosen, NOHO ARTS DISTRICT
Above: Blythe Auffarth and Brian Ibsen, Colony Theatre
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