Full Length Play
Farce, Romantic Comedy
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - Act I - Rooms in New York City and Union, New Jersey; homes in Larchmont, New York, and Englewood, New Jersey.
Act II - The home in Englewood, New Jersey.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Allen and Michelle have been living together for eighteen months. It is the first real relationship for both of them. Michelle thinks they should marry; Allen isn't sure. His hesitancy drives her home to her parents for advice. Michelle's Father isn't aware that it is Allen's mother he has been seeing for the last six months and would now like to get rid of, nor does Michelle's mother know that it is Allen's father she has just spent the night with and would like to see more of. The pieces fall uproariously into place when the parents decide to meet the young lovers over dinner to lend their maturity and experience for the benefit of their children's relationship. It's suddenly everyone for himself in this wild, rollicking look at love and romance.
"Downright hilarious!" - New York Post
"Welcome heights of hilarity!" - The New Yorker
Cheaters was first produced on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City on January 15, 1978, under the direction of Robert Drivas.