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The Laugh Track

Dates: Sept 11-Oct 4, 2020
Run Time: TBA
Location: The Allen Theatre

Wendy MacLeod’s world premiere comedy, The Laugh Track, takes us behind the scenes of I Love Lucy. Based on the real-life experiences of Hollywood’s first female TV writer, Madelyn Pugh, this play shines light on the inner-workings of America’s beloved sitcom and the woman who punched up the jokes, fought for her career, and paved the way for women in the writers room. Fast-paced and full of wit, The Laugh Track brings familiar characters to life, while proving that comedy is not a man’s job.


Creative Team
John Langs, Director

Red Carpet Opening Night | September 17
Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne and be a part of the excitement on Opening Night!

Dialogue | September 20 (Evening) & October 1
Facilitated conversations after the performance with members of the audience about the themes of the play.

Behind the Scenes | September 15
Get closer to the artists through interviews with the creative minds behind each show before the performance.

Cast Chat | September 27 (Evening), September 29, & October 3 (Matinee)
Conversations with the cast members following the performance.

Age & Content Considerations: ACT believes that our patrons can determine what is offensive for themselves, and what is appropriate for their children. We don’t create age restrictions but do our best to offer content advisories for each show. For detailed information about show content and possible triggers, please contact

ACT’s 50th World Premiere!