Exit, Pursued by a Bear: A Revenge Comedy by Lauren Gunderson

SKU: 9781623840464

Full-length Play
Comedy/Revenge Comedy

2f, 2m

Minimal set

Note: Adult language

Outstanding Comedy, B. Iden Payne Awards (2012)
Best Showstopper, San Francisco Weekly (2012)

Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional — and actual — cheerleader) and a stripper named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenacts scenes from their painful past. In the piece de resistance, they plan to cover the room in meat and honey so Kyle will be mauled by a bear. Through this night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics, Nan and Kyle are both freed from their past in this smart, dark revenge comedy.

"If the Coen Brothers decided to set a feminist revenge tale in Atlanta and sprinkle it with Dixie Chicks pixie dust, it might look something like Exit, Pursued by a Bear, a raucous comedy of friendship, domestic abuse, and performance-as-catharsis." —ArtsCritic Atlanta

Playscripts, Inc., 2012
Paper, 57 pages.


Price: $9.99