Engagements (Paperback)

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Description


Full Length
Comedy/Satire
2 men, 3 women

It is summer in New England and every weekend is someone else’s engagement party. The wildflowers, specialty cocktails, and artisanal appetizers are perfect, but the people have a lot more to hide. Lauren is not at all ready for everyone to settle down, least of all her best friend, Allison. One night, when Lauren finds herself alone with Allison’s boyfriend, Mark, her destructive feelings get the better of her. Surfaces are ruptured, lies become harder to tell, and Lauren must begin to reckon with the true, roiling chaos within herself. ENGAGEMENTS is a savage comedy about love and denial, a Midsummer Night’s Dream with a few screws loose.

Praise For…


“…bitingly funny…Ms. Teitler writes tangy dialogue rich in sharp-witted repartee.” —The New York Times.

“…naughty and playful…fascinating…overflowing with big ideas…Teitler takes a loathsome protagonist and makes us actually like her (or at least understand her).” —TheaterMania.com.

“Captivating…A question for the culture at large: why is one woman obligated to attend quite so many engagement parties over the course of a single summer?” —The New Yorker.

“What helps ENGAGEMENTS work—and it does so splendidly…is that it doesn’t set out to be a generational anthem…At center, it’s the portrait of a fascinatingly complex woman…Teitler’s writing is whip-smart, and the text is filled with memorable lines.” —The Boston Globe.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780822236573
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Publication Date: April 1st, 2017
Pages: 77