Musicals: Cougar!

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About Daniel Jenkins and Robert Stanton

Universal Appeal
  • Hilarious backstage farce/play-within-a-play
  • Modern updating of Greek myth Ion (Euripides) - search for identity
Great Roles
Great Material
  • Two actors, 22 characters, split-second timing
  • Playwrights, well-known Broadway actors:
  • Daniel Jenkins - Mary Poppins, Big River, Big, Angels in America
  • Robert Stanton - Mary Stuart, Coast of Utopia, All in the Timing
Simple Production,
Huge Value
  • Two actors, one understudy
  • Unit set: six chairs
  • Modern dress, no costume changes, no wigs and makeup.
  • New York Stage and Film workshop, summer 2005, 3 performances
  • Primary Stages, fall 2008, 20 performances - sold out
  • Off Broadway, New World Stages, fall/winter 2009, limited run
Synopsis Real and theatrical worlds collide in a zany backstage story about actors staging a ridiculous updating of Euripides' Ion, which certain audience members find so moving that they are compelled to leap into the action.


The New York Times, Genzlinger"...outlandish backstage story full of eccentric characters... And the joy of the piece is that the two men play the whole menagerie themselves, with nothing but a few chairs on the bare stage to help them or the audience."
Variety, Blankenship"sophisticated story of betrayal, deceit and love. ...deranged wit... ...a plot that gets ludicrously complex and artists who keep the chaos under control."
Associated Press, Farrar"One of the funniest plays-about-a-play that you will see involves two men literally spinning from one character into the next... Jenkins and Stanton work wonders using versatility, talent and timing. Their physical comedy is often hilarious... And they can sing, too.", Bacalzo"...delightful new backstage comedy... ...the affection that Jenkins and Stanton pour into their creations is infectious."
TimeOut New York, Feldman"Tour de Farce... These are two talents bastards."


R.K. Greene
Executive Director
The StoryLine Project LLC