November 18 & 19 at 8pm, 20 @ 2pm, 2016
It’s the story Hollywood has glamorized, publicized, and bombarded us with–how it all began for the two young men, now famous for the tabloid coverage of their on-again-off-again romances, their big budget smashes and flops, and their “Project Greenlight.” It started with a script for the film that became Good Will Hunting, slaved over by the bright young dreamers (portrayed in this play’s premier by the female playwrights) in their run-down apartment in Somerville, Massachusetts, in 1996. Or was it? This hilarious, scathing play by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers takes us back to the pivotal moment when the finished script that would change their lives…fell from the ceiling while they were working on something else. The laughs come at a manic pace, in this delightfully venomous play that has taken off-Broadway by storm. Directed by founding members Greg Luzitano and Mary Beth Luzitano, Striving Artists return to their very first production to commemorate their 10th anniversary, with their original cast reunited to portray Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.