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Hooters - Full Length Play, Comedy


Ted Tally

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822205302

"Sharply attuned to the speech nuances of young people." — Hollywood Reporter
A perceptive, hilariously funny (if often disarmingly frank) examination of mating rituals among the young. Successfully produced Off-Broadway, the play deals outspokenly with its subject of two couples who meet at the beach with seduction very much in mind.

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Two young men, both nineteen and visiting Cape Cod for an adventuresome weekend, spot two attractive girls, slightly older than themselves, and set about trying to pick them up. The eagerness of the boys is contrasted with the disinterest of the girls—although the prettier of the latter (knowing very well what is in the air) is more intrigued than her friend would like. Events then move on to a very funny beach picnic, with much beer-drinking and suggestive talk, after which one of the boys does indeed "score" with the more attractive girl. But, in doing so, he sheds his "macho" image, and the relative naiveté of the boys is effectively and humorously contrasted with the unsuspected worldliness of the girls. In the end the boys' bravado is shattered completely, but it is clear that a new and valuable awareness of the ways of the world (and "older" women) has replaced it.
"Sharply attuned to the speech nuances of young people." — Hollywood Reporter


2m, 2f


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Francesca Allegra 4/17/2013 8:58 PM
I think “Hooters” is far too generous a title for the material it contains. “Hooters” carries a particular connotation for people, perhaps due to the chain restaurant, or the colloquialism for a certain part of the female body—probably both— and the play is far tamer than its designation suggests. I maintain Ted Tally fundamentally dupes people into reading his play as the title is racy enough to compel them to crack it open. Although the play does indeed deal with sexuality and male-female interaction, “hooters” themselves aren’t such a monumental theme that they merit a title of their own. What’s more, by dubbing his play a current 20th-21st century colloquialism, Tally slashes its timelessness—another forty to fifty years from now, when the male youth comes up with a new word for a specific part of the female body, “Hooters” will feel outdated, a period piece of sorts, which I don’t think is Tally’s intention.

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