Synopsis by Mark Deming
Five friends who nursed their dreams all through college are having a hard time making them come true in the real world in this independent comedy drama. Darrin Michaels (Brad Beyer) is a struggling playwright whose father is more than happy to keep him afloat financially, but he's trying to find a way to succeed on his own terms while battling writer's block. Darrin also carries a torch for Rebecca Moscowitz (Morena Baccarin), a beautiful actress who is willing to read for anything, but keeps coming up against dunderheaded casting agents and sexist directors. Mickey Cancoon (Michael Parducci) is a would-be filmmaker looking for a break while avoiding the real world in graduate school; he used to date Rebecca, but even though they've split up, their break-up sex was so good they're still sleeping together, much to Darrin's chagrin. Rebecca has also occasionally fallen under the spell of Jay Green (Forbes March), a talented guitarist with a fear of success who prefers to sponge meals and nights on the coach from his friends rather than make something of himself. And Ethan Willard (Jordan Gelber) is another grad student who teaches an English course; self-conscious about his weight and his inexperience with women, Ethan wants a girlfriend but can barely bring himself to answer questions in class from his female students. Way Off Broadway was the first feature film from writer and director Daniel Kay; while the film began making the rounds of film festivals in 2001, it didn't win a theatrical release until 2004, after Morena Baccarin earned a following for her role on the television series Firefly.
actor, artist, graduate-student, sexual-attraction, teacher