Buyer & Cellar
by Zach Theatre

Jun. 08 - Aug. 14, 2016

ZACH Theatre announces the addition of the riotous, one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar to the 2015-16 season June 8 – August 14, 2016 on the Kleberg stage. Buyer and Cellar is new comedy about the oddest of odd jobs: working in the basement-shopping mall of Barbra Streisand’s Malibu home. A hit from New York’s Off-Broadway as well as a subsequent national tour, Buyer & Cellar runs 90 minutes and is appropriate for older teens and up.

Alex, a struggling Hollywood actor, takes an outrageous job working in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu dream house in an underground mall housing her showbiz collections. One surprising day, the FUNNY GIRL herself comes downstairs to “shop” and, for Alex, icons who need people are the luckiest people in the world. But will this desperate actor ever be invited upstairs to Babs’ palatial estate? This giddily hilarious one-man play will have you doubled-over laughing, proclaiming “it’s like butta!"

Buyer & Cellar Creative Team

Nat Miller - Director

Jessica McMichael - Assistant Director

Paul Flint - Scenic Designer

Blair Hurry - Costume Designer

Rachel Atkins - Lighting Designer

Eliot Haynes - Video/Sound Designer

Megan Smith - Stage Manager


About the Playwright  

JONATHAN TOLINS (Playwright) is the author of Buyer & Cellar, which was named Best Unique Theatrical Experience by the Off-Broadway Alliance when it premiered at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Other plays include The Twilight of the Golds (Broadway, Booth Theatre), If Memory Serves (Promenade), The Last Sunday in June (Rattlestick, Century Center) and Secrets of the Trade (Primary Stages). A collection of his plays has been published by Grove/Atlantic. His film work includes The Twilight of the Golds and Martian Child. For television, he was a writer for “Queer as Folk,” The Academy Awards, The Tony Awards and “Partners.” He was the author of Pushkin 200: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall, acted as script consultant on Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular, and co-wrote The Divine Millennium Tour and The Showgirl Must Go On for Bette Midler. He has written articles for Opera News, Opera Monthly, TheaterWeek, Time magazine and The Huffington Post, and is a panelist on the Metropolitan Opera Radio Quiz. He lives in Fairfield, Connecticut with his husband, the writer and director Robert Cary, and their children, Selina and Henry. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America.


“I tell you to GO. The most talked about new comedy of the season!”

The New York Times<>

“This play deserves a hearty, ‘Hello, gorgeous.'”

New York Daily News<>

“Hilarious! Beyond brilliant. This show will do down like butta.”
Entertainment Weekly<>


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Buyer & Cellar
by Jonathan Tolins
Zach Theatre

June 08 - August 14, 2016
Zach Theatre
1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX, 78704

June 8 - August 14 at  Zach Theatre's Kleberg Stage

Tickets start at $25 and are available online at, by phone at 512-476-0541 ext. 1, or in person at the ZACH Theatre Box Office, in the Topfer Theatre, 202 South Lamar Blvd. (corner of Riverside Drive and South Lamar Blvd.) Monday through Saturday, 12 noon – 7 p.m. 

ZACH Theatre is wheelchair accessible. 

Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more. Student Rush Tickets are $18 one hour before show time (with valid ID).