Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 6pm EST

BFF ('Best Friends Forever') - Full Length Play

BFF ('Best Friends Forever')

Anna Ziegler

Full Length Play

1m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822222576

Best friends Lauren and Eliza are challenged by the onset of adulthood…

More Information Below:

Description | Characters | Author
: DPS Acting Edition

Full Length Play


Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Best friends Lauren and Eliza are challenged by the onset of adulthood in this deeply felt and incisive meditation on young women coming of age.
"Sex and cruelty intrude on [Lauren and Eliza's] idyll, and Lauren's eager experiments with boys drive Eliza deeper into her own shell. Structurally, the play swims back and forth through time, bridging past and present. In the latter sequences, the adult Lauren meets Seth, a sensitive young banker, but she finds herself unable to open her heart—filled as it is with mourning for the girl she couldn't save…Anna Ziegler's tenderly chiaroscuro play about adolescence is an unmitigated pleasure…Ziegler's writing is rueful, frank and fresh; her insights into young womanhood feel earned and authentic." —The New Yorker. "It shimmers with lyricism, gentle wit, and a good deal of wisdom…when it comes to the playwright's ability to evoke adolescence, that twilight zone of our lives when everything that we feel is felt so deeply and unwaveringly, Anna Ziegler has few peers in writing about that time and those feelings." —NYTheatre.com. "The enterprising Women's Expressive Theater—WET for short—has again introduced us to a female playwright of surprising professional polish…" —BackStage. "…[the plot] hangs on a compelling psychological mystery that deepens as the play progresses, and ends with a genuinely gasp-inducing moment that raises the stakes of everything that came before." —NY Sun. "The play resonates with honesty and insight." —Talkin' Broadway. "The playwright has a gift for incisive characterizations and realistic dialogue…" —NY Post.


1m, 2f


Anna Ziegler

Anna Ziegler’s plays include: Photograph 51(Ensemble Studio Theatre, October-November, 2010 directed by Linsay Firman; Fountain Theatre, March-May 2009; EST’s 2009 First Light Festival, directed by Lynne Meadow; winner of the 2009 STAGECompetition judged by David Auburn, John Guare and David Lindsay-Abaire; originally commissioned and produced by Active Cultures), Dov and Ali(Playwrights Realm @ ... view full profile

Now Playing

You May Also Like

See all