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Embraceable Me - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Embraceable Me

Victor Cahn

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573698989

"A charming, smart two-hander...enjoyable and eminently watchable...a witty, bittersweet, intellectual character study." - NYTheatre.com.

"An entertaining story of an unlikely romance." - Theatermania.com.

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Romantic Comedy

75 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - In a minimal production, the stage may be bare except for a few chairs. A preferable strategy is to divide the playing space into two areas, possibly on different levels. One area should reflect the ordered world of Edward, the other the chaotic existence

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Edward is smart, shy, and quirky, while Allison is sexy, dramatic, and vulnerable. Embraceable Meis a comic and passionate "He said - She said" that traces the twenty-year journey of these unlikely friends as they struggle to resolve their feelings for the most important person in their lives.
"A charming, smart two-hander ... enjoyable and eminently watchable ... a witty bittersweet intellectual character study." - NYTheatre.com

"An entertaining story of an unlikely romance." - Theatermania.com.

"Actually left me smiling, uplifted, and hopeful about the possibility of love's endurance...sure to win over even the most hardened theatre-goer's heart." - NYTimes.com

"A compelling and moving theatrical experience."- The Charlotte Observer

"Great script, witty comedy, and a love story. What more could one ask for? An intriguing, sharply written character study of how opposites may attract..." - Arts A La Mode

"Cahn keeps the dialogue sophisticated, witty, and emotionally reachable...an eighty-minute gem." - Electronic Link Journey

Embraceable Me received its world premiere at the Kirk Theatre @Theatre Row in New York City in October-November 2009. It was produced by was produced by Rachel Reiner Productions, and the director was Eric Parness. The script was previously deve
Characters

CASTING

1m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

ALLISON - mid-late 30s; vivacious, assertive

EDWARD - mid-late 30s; reserved, amiable

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Victor Cahn

Victor L. Cahn has written numerous plays, including several produced Off-Broadway as well as regionally: Roses in December; Embraceable Me; Fit to Kill (all published by Samuel French); Dally with the Devil; Getting the Business; Sheepskin/Bottom of the Ninth; and Sherlock Solo (a one-man show that he performs). He has also taken leading roles in plays by Shakespeare, Pinter, Coward, Simon, ... view full profile

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