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Lucy Teitler
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Full Length, Comedy/Satire
2 men, 3 women
Total Cast: 5, Flexible Set
ISBN: 978-0-8222-3657-3
FEE: $100 per performance.
THE STORY: It’s summer in New England and every weekend is someone else’s engagement party. The wildflowers, specialty cocktails, and artisanal appetizers are totally Instagram-worthy, but the people are not quite so perfect. One night, Lauren takes it into her own hands to make sure that her best friend doesn’t marry an inadequate suitor—a drunken mistake that incites a cascade of calamities, threatening to expose all of Lauren’s secrets. ENGAGEMENTS is a dark comedy about ugly feelings in an age of beautiful self-images.
“…bitingly funny…Ms. Teitler writes tangy dialogue rich in sharp-witted repartee." —NY 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).” — “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.