UNCG Theatre will present “Stage Door,” a comedy about theatrical life, Feb. 10-19 in Taylor Theatre.

Set in New York City during the 1930s, “Stage Door” tells the ups and downs of a group of young actresses, all yearning for their big break. The actresses’ lives intersect at the Footlights Club, a boarding house for aspiring thespians run by an actress whose time in the spotlight has dimmed. The play’s rich storylines, penned by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman, details the women’s experiences as they delve into their nontraditional career paths.

UNCG theatre professor James Fisher, the play’s director, said the Depression-era play struck him with its modern-day relevance. “All these women are aspiring young artists in economic hard times,” said Fisher, head of UNCG’s Department of Theatre. “It made me think of our students and what they’re trying to do in economic hard times. The clothes and fashions are different, but the situations are the same.”

The play will be performed Feb. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m; Feb. 12 and 19 at 2 p.m.; and Feb. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 and may be purchased online at boxoffice.uncg.edu, by calling 336-334-4849 Monday-Friday between noon and 5 p.m., at campus box office locations, and at the door one hour prior to each curtain in the Taylor Theatre lobby. Discounted rates are available for seniors, students, UNCG alumni and groups of 10 or more.

Notable for its large, primarily female cast, the play features the work of more than 140 UNCG Theatre students, faculty and staff. The set was designed by Dede Farrell and Randy McMullen, with Cindy VanZomeran designing the 1930s-era costumes. The lighting was designed by Kaitlin Gill and the production is stage managed by Kelly Burns with assistance from Katie Byron and Sean Gray.

For more information, contact Jody Kaizen at 336-334-4601.