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Stuck - Full Length Play


Jessica Goldberg

Full Length Play

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780822217787

Set in backwater Middletown, USA—STUCK tells the tale of two twenty-th…

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Set in backwater Middletown, USA—STUCK tells the tale of two twenty-three-year olds, Lula and Margaritah, best friends since they were five years old. They work at a video store during the day and hang out in the car at night minding Margaritah's baby and wishing they could get out of Middletown. Stifled by their environment, the fulfillment the girls once found in each other is waning. Margaritah falls in love with a right-wing Argentine businessman whose political agenda is a mystery to her. Lula hits the bars and ends up in bed with the father of one of her old school chums. The girls' love affairs end in despair, and each girl is inspired to change no matter the consequences. The play's inevitable horrific climax comes because these young women cannot imagine how to attain a reality beyond the one in which they already live.
"Ms. Goldberg is skillful at the portrait of rapport. Evidence of a sharp intellect is abundant." —NY Times. "The voice of a young playwright named Jessica Goldberg illuminates STUCK…What strikes you from the opening scene is the freshness of the dialogue…effortlessly funny and sad." —InTheater.


2m, 3f


Jessica Goldberg

Jessica Goldberg's plays include: Stuck, The Hologram Theory, Good Thing, and Body Politic. Her play Refuge won the 1999 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and she recently directed the feature film version.Ms. Goldberg's plays have been produced at Playwrights Horizons, The Atlantic Theater Company, Florida Stage, and The Schaubuhne in West Berlin. She is a recipient of the first annual Helen Merril ... view full profile

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