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Elective Affinities - Monologues, Dramatic Comedy

Elective Affinities

David Adjmi

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Monologues, Dramatic Comedy

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ISBN: 9780573703287

A one-woman play featuring a witty octogenarian offering a funny and savage portrait of cultured life.


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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Monologues

Dramatic Comedy

30 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - The apartment of Alice Hauptmann. Elective Affinities can be performed in site specific locations. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

David Adjmi is the 2010 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
Elective Affinities takes the audience into the apartment of Alice, an octogenarian offering a funny and savage portrait of cultured life, promising to initiate a vital discourse about what it means to be civilized.

REVIEWS

“If you’re one of the lucky few whom [Alice Hauptmann] has summoned to tea this month…I strongly urge you to accept.”
- New York Time, Read More

“Adjmi’s playlet is tiny, but its eloquent, perverse core of coolly rationalized cruelty continues to gain mass and weight in my head.” [Four stars]
- Time Out New York, Read More

Elective Affinities belongs to the rarely explored genre of metaphysical theatre…"
- The New Yorker, Read More


Elective Afftinites was commissioned by the Royal Court Theatre. It was given staged readings by the Royal Court (with Jane Asher, dir. Phyllis Nagy), Lincoln Center & the Pearl Theatre/Wendy Vandenheuvel (both with Marian Seldes) and premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company in October, 2005. 
Characters

CASTING

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CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

ALICE HAUPTMANN - A witty, civilized, and highly sophisticated octogenarian.

Videos
  • ELECTIVE AFFINITIES POST-SHOW CHAT: THE IDEA OF THE UPPER EAST SIDE

  • Elective Affinities: The Politics of the Play

  • Elective Affinities: Creative Team Talk

Author
David Adjmi

David Adjmi

David Adjmi was called "virtuosic" by the New York Times and he was listed as one of the Top Ten in Culture for 2011 by The New Yorker magazine. His play Marie Antoinette received a critically acclaimed world premiere co-production with A.R.T. and Yale Rep. The play won 3 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards including Best Play.  3C received its world premiere at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in ... view full profile

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