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All Aboard the Marriage Hearse - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

All Aboard the Marriage Hearse

Matt Morillo

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573660290

Sean and Amy are your typical co-habitating, Catholic/Jewish, twenty-something couple living in Manhattan. They work hard, love each other and share common goals in life. Well, sort of. After nearly three years together, Amy wants to get married but Sean does not believe in the institution. The game…

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Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

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Sean and Amy are your typical co-habitating, Catholic/Jewish, twenty-something couple living in Manhattan. They work hard, love each other and share common goals in life. Well, sort of. After nearly three years together, Amy wants to get married but Sean does not believe in the institution. The game is on!!! Tonight is the night when they will settle the marriage question once and for all. They will both bring their "A" game and the gloves will come off. Sean will try to talk her out of it. Amy will try to talk him into it. Will they break up? Will they keep going on the path they're on? Will they climb aboard the "Marriage Hearse?" It's the perfect show for anyone who has ever been married, will be married, wants to be married, doesn't want to be married, has thought about getting married, has been told they should be married, knows someone who is married, knows someone who wants to be married, knows someone who was married, knows someone who should be married, knows someone who shouldn't be married, has parents who are married, has parents who were married, has parents who shouldn't be married, and everyone else! What else would you expect from the team that brought you Angry Young Women In Low-Rise Jeans With High-Class Issues?

"Insightful…exposes one to the raw nerves struck by the specter of impending  matrimony...Illuminates the tenuous Achilles tendons attached to the structure of marriage flayed bare by verbal surgical strikes of crisp dialogue...highly recommended for those considering the pros and cons of a trip down the aisle and what being a couple means in a post-feminist, pre-marital conundrum." - NYC Reviews (Reviewed by Aziz Rahman)

A small, intimate play that remains full of substance without any over-arching socio-political agendas…blends the highly comic with the more dramatic elements of Amy and Sean’s fighting with aplomb...Hearse makes its case not only for the costs and benefits of marriage, but also for an overlooked theatrical subgenre…Morillo proves that smart comedy is alive and well.” - Offoffonline.com (Reviewed by Doug Strassler)

“Morillo expertly preserved the fine balance in the script between pain and tenderness, without ever forsaking levity. It does not necessarily end the way an audience might think it would. This was truly an exquisite piece of theater.” - LA Splash










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1m, 1f

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Matt Morillo

Matt Morillo

Matt Morillo is a Long Island-born playwright, filmmaker and humorist who has made quite a splash in the world of independent theater and film. After graduating film school, he made his debut with his feature, The Pretenders, an award-winning romantic comedy. His subsequent short films, most notably Maid of Honor, also attracted numerous awards. He has since found  the theatrical stage a very ... view full profile

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