The Butter and Egg Man

By George S. Kaufman

Now she wants a butter an' egg man
From way out in the west
She wants somebody who's workin' all day
So she's got money when she wants to play

A comedy about hitting it big on Broadway when everything’s stacked against you, and the only play Kaufman wrote solo.

Before The Producers, there was George S. Kaufman’s The Butter and Egg Man, a tale about Peter Jones. A rube with more money than sense, Jones travels from the wilds of Ohio to New York City hoping to turn an investment stake into a fortune. Theatrical moguls Joe Lehman and Jack McClure think he’s just the sucker they’ve been waiting for. They're right and they're wrong, and finding out how is the fun in this classic comedy.

Produced by Falconbridge Players at Arts + Literature Laboratory, 111 S. Livingston St. Madison

Performances: November 28, 2023

Performance Times:
November 28, 7 PM

Free admission


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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Sign up to be considered for a role in one (or more) upcoming presentations by Falconbridge Players at Arts + Literature Laboratory. Signups are accepted at any time: the posted dates are a rough approximation of deadlines to be considered for each of the upcoming presentations. Signup Link

November 28: The Butter and Egg Man (Prototype of The Producers, full-length comedy play presented as a staged reading with movement. Rehearsals Nov 16, 19, 20, 27. Signups requested by October 20.)

Audition is not required but we suggest that if you have never performed with Falconbridge or Madison Shakespeare that you submit a short video monologue of your choice. If you need ideas, see