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Lake No Bottom - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Lake No Bottom

Michael Weller

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573692734

This comic drama involves a literary critic and his wife who have retired to an idyllic New England lake. Their marriage is put to the test when a their weekend visitor, a promising novelist whose work was discovered by the critic, attempts to rekindle his former flame with the wife.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - New England

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Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

This comic drama by the author of Moonchildren, Loose Ends, Spoils of War, Now There's Just the Three of Us, Fishing and The Ballad of Soapy Smith involves a literary critic and his wife who have retired to an idyllic New England lake. Their weekend visitor, a promising novelist whose work was discovered by the critic, has just published a kiss and tell trashy best seller. Ostensibly, the young author is stopping by on his way to lecture at a nearby college. In fact, he has come to see the wife, his former lover whom he still desires. She is bored in the boondocks and willingly resumes the affair. When her husband finds out, he suggests that they settle the matter like gentlemen do in books with dueling pistols. He proposes a hunt to the death in the woods of Lake No Bottom. The "duel" provides male gratification and a thrill for the woman being fought over. As the defeated author limps off with a flesh wound, the marriage he leaves behind is poignantly refreshed. Marsha Mason starred Off Broadway at Second Stage.
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2m, 1f

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Michael Weller's interview for Dave's Gone By

Author

Michael Weller

Michael Weller studied music composition at Brandeis University, then worked as a jazz pianist before taking his graduate degree in theater at the University of Manchester, England. His best-known plays are Moonchildren, Fishing, Loose Ends and Spoils Of War. His films include Hair and Ragtime and a teleplay of Spoils of War. He co-founded (with Angelina Fiordelissi and Suzanne Brinkley) and ... view full profile

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