The Community Players present ‘It’s Only A Play’

PAWTUCKET, RI –Rhode Island’s oldest community theater, The Community Players, currently celebrating their 101st season, is proud to present Terrance McNally’s irreverent comedy It’s Only A Play, from February 17 – February 26th, 2023. 

A wealthy first-time Broadway producer, Julia Budder, is throwing an opening night party for The Golden Egg at her luxurious Manhattan home. The playwright, Peter Austin, is joined by the genius director Frank Finger, the doped-up diva of a lead actress Virginia Noyes, his television star best friend James Wicker, lethal drama critic Ira Drew, and the fresh-off-the-bus coat check attendant Gus P. Head, on his first night in Manhattan.

It’s Only A Play is a raunchy, ridiculous and occasionally tender look at the world of Broadway and Theater Artists that proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage. 

Directed by Jacob Fournier of East Providence with Assistant Director LA Busteed of Coventry, and featuring the talents of Matthew Corbett of Attleboro, Mike Schnoor of North Attleboro, Meredith Johnson of North Attleboro, Laura Ash of Cumberland, Daniel Thompson of Coventry, Michael Ferron of Fall River, and Terry Shea of North Kingstown.

Produced at Jenks Auditorium located on Division Street in Pawtucket, across from McCoy Stadium, performances are scheduled for February 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26, 2023. Friday and Saturday curtain times are at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $12.00 for students (with a valid ID). 

Those attending the opening night performance on Friday, February 17 be entered into a drawing for a special prize! Saturday Date night at TCP: Purchase 2 Tickets for $35, Saturday nights only.

Please be advised that It’s Only A Play contains strong language and drug use and is not recommended for audiences under 16. 

Tickets can be purchased online at or reserve at (401) 726-6860. Visa and Mastercard accepted.


PRODUCTION: It’s Only A Play

DATES: February 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 

WHERE: Jenks Auditorium

located on Division Street in Pawtucket, RI

across from McCoy Stadium.

PERFORMANCE TIMES: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm

Sundays at 2:00 pm

SPECIAL EVENT: Opening night raffle: Friday February 17th

Saturday Date Night at TCP: Purchase 2 tickets for $35.

TICKET PRICES: Adults – $20

Students (with valid ID) – $12


(401) 726-6860