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The Monogamist

ISBN: 978-0-8222-1525-7
Full Length, Comedy/Drama
2 men, 3 women
Total Cast: 5, Flexible Set
FEE: $80 per performance.
THE STORY: Dennis, a forty-something poet who has never lived up to his earlier promise, has just written a collection of poems concerned with the relevance of monogamy in 1990s America. And, in a testament to his new philosophy, he's recently married his longtime companion, Susan, a professor of women's literature at Princeton. So imagine Dennis' surprise when he finds Susan in bed with one of her students, the morally ambiguous Tim. Thrown into a mid-life crises by his wife's infidelity, Dennis ends up in the arms of Sky, a confused twenty-year-old who says she voted for George Bush because she's fanatically pro-choice on abortion! As the liberal Dennis leads Sky toward political enlightenment, he is forced to reevaluate his work and his relationships - even the legacy of his precious '6os generation. An edgy and original satire, THE MONOGAMIST examines art, love and politics in an age where the rules for each of them no longer apply.
"There is a cheekily quirky new voice in our theater. It belongs to Christopher Kyle, by far the most stimulating playwright I've encountered in many a buffaloed moon…" —NY Magazine. "THE MONOGAMIST, a confident, smart, very funny new play…this psychological satire is a stylishly hard-edged but humane comedy of manners about the confused remains of '60s sex, media, arts and politics in the '90s." —NY Newsday. "THE MONOGAMIST is as purely funny a play as there is in New York today and they do not come any smarter." —New York Law Journal. "Smart, funny, articulate and wisely touched with rue…the script radiates a bright, bold energy." —Village Voice. "Trenchant, dark and jagged, THE MONOGAMIST is the best comedy of the season…newcomer, Christopher Kyle [is] a playwright whose social satire comes with a nasty, ripping edge—Molière by way of Joe Orton." —Variety.