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The Comeuppance - ePublication

Full Length, Drama
2 men, 3 women
Total Cast: 5, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-4373-1


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance.
Winner of the 2024 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play.

THE STORY: When group of old classmates meet to pre-game their twentieth high school reunion, everyone is nervous for the night ahead. As alcohol and pot help the self-declared “Multi-Ethnic Reject Group,” let their guards down, they begin to reminisce about their teenage selves and reveal how their lives have unfolded since graduation. Did their friendships stand the test of time, or will they realize they don’t have as much in common as they thought they did? Brilliantly witty, theatrical, and moving, The Comeuppance focuses on millennials and their reckoning with the world they will soon inherit.
The Comeuppance is a rich and fully mature work…a haunting new play. It’s a mystery of the fine writing that the humor does not squash but rather enhances the pathos surging underneath. When it erupts, it can be devastating.” —The New York Times.

The Comeuppance channels and condenses what’s been floating in the ether and brings it all to earth. Here’s a drama where Branden Jacobs-Jenkins both sums up and reconfigures the present moment.” —New York Magazine.

“★★★★★ Branden Jacobs-Jenkins delivers his third masterpiece.” —The Stage.

“Brilliant…a worthy successor to standouts like Gloria and An Octoroon.” —New York Stage Review.

“The anxiety of elder millennials as we peer over the hill is a rich source of drama, and Jacobs-Jenkins finds thrilling ways to exploit that.” —TheaterMania.