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Full Length, Comedy
4 men, 3 women
Total Cast: 7, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2624-6


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance.
THE STORY: Phil is a researcher entrusted with the first major trial of Thriveon, Schmidt Pharma’s experimental treatment for workplace depression. Meena is a study subject who is depressed by her workplace. Can Thriveon cure Meena? Can Meena cure Phil? A comedy about big love, big dreams and Big Pharma.
“A winning combination of light satire and romance…[This] smart, sweet play suggests that the endorphins released by garden-variety love may be the most reliable mood-enhancing drug on the market today.” —The New York Times.

“A sharp, tenderly sardonic new comedy…[Fodor turns] a classic boy-meets-girl romantic structure into a thornily funny image of today’s screwed-up world.” —Village Voice.

“Fodor sets up an amiably idiosyncratic world with empathy and skill…A timely examination of the continual value of treating yourself right.” —Time Out New York.

“Ideal entertainment for neurotic people living in anxious times…Fodor has a way with flawed characters, and her lovers here are so warmly drawn that we feel we have a stake in their fate.” —Variety.

“Just what the doctor ordered…If laughter is the best medicine, maybe health plans should cover the ticket price.” —New York Post.