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Pastorale - Full Length Play, Comedy

Pastorale

Deborah Eisenberg

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573613630

"Deborah Eisenberg is one of the freshest and funniest voices in some seasons." - Newsweek

"A very funny, stylish comedy." - The New Yorker

"Wacky charm and wayward wit." - New York Magazine

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Settings Of Play - The central room of a farmhouse.

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Interior Set

Deborah Eisenberg is the recipient of the 1987 Whiting Award for Drama.
Melanie has rented a country house where she is joined by her friend Rachel who came for a weekend but forgot to leave and by their school friend Steve. They spend nearly a year on the sofa meandering through a mental landscape of phobias, friendships, work, sex, slovenliness and epistemology. Other people happen by: Steve's girlfriend, a virtuous and annoying man Melanie picked up in a bar, and a couple who appear during an intense conversation and observe the sofa is on fire. Inevitably the three friends depart, better prepared by their months on the sofa to go in separate directions.

REVIEWS

"Deborah Eisenberg is one of the freshest and funniest voices in some seasons." - Newsweek

"A very funny, stylish comedy." - The New Yorker

"Wacky charm and wayward wit." - New York Magazine

Pastorale premiered at the Second Stage Theatre in New York City in April of 1982 under the direction of Carole Rothman.
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CASTING

3m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

There should also be a Couple, who appear very briefly. If necessary, however, the Couple could be played as a Woman (by a woman) or as a Man (by a man.)

MELANIE - mid-20s
STEVE - mid-20s
RACHEL - mid-20s
EDIE - mid-20s
JOHN - mid-20s
MAN - around 28-30, alo a part of the couple
CELIA - around 19 or 20
3 COLORADANS - if possible
Author
Deborah Eisenberg

Deborah Eisenberg

Deborah Eisenberg grew up in suburban Chicago, Illinois, and moved to New York City in the late 1960s. She was an editorial assistant at The New York Review of Books in 1973. She taught at the University of Virginia from 1994 until 2011, when she accepted a teaching position at Columbia University's MFA writing program. Eisenberg has written four collections of stories: Transactions in a Foreign ... view full profile

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