Co-directors discuss ‘It’s Only a Play,’ Terrence McNally’s ‘love letter to the theater’

The cast of IT'S ONLY A PLAY take a selfie with a cellular phone

“It’s Only a Play,” the Terrence McNally comedy that George Street Playhouse is currently presenting at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, has not just one but two directors.

Kevin Cahoon directed George Street’s film version of the play that ran online earlier this year. He wanted to direct George Street’s stage version, which features three of the same actors and four different ones, as well. But since he is performing in the upcoming television series “Monarch,” starring Susan Sarandon as a country music star, his time was limited.

George Street artistic director David Saint suggested bringing in Colin Hanlon as the co-director, and both men, who are good friends, agreed to the arrangement. Hanlon had worked on four previous George Street productions, most recently acting in “The Nerd” (2018), which Cahoon directed.

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