A Life in the Theatre

A Life in the Theatre is a 1979 American television film based on the play A Life in the Theatre by David Mamet. It stars Peter Evans and Ellis Rabb, reprising their roles from the original 1977 off-Broadway production.


The story focuses on the relationship between two actors, the only characters. One, Robert, is a stage veteran while John is a young, promising actor. They are involved in a variety of productions, and gradually their relationship begins to change.


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    director Kirk Browning
    publisher PBS