Full Length Play
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play -
A bed and breakfast and nearby lake in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania in October.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
Carol is not a nature person and is not thrilled about turning 60. Nonetheless, her free-spirited best friend Jill decides that the best way for them to celebrate is to take a weekend away at a bed and breakfast in the Poconos with their husbands, Matt and Dan. The B&B is empty of people (off season), but full of knick-knacks, and Carol finds herself more than usually unsettled. When she suddenly shares a kiss with Jill, seemingly initiated by neither, both women find themselves questioning the foundations of their friendship and their marriages. Matt and Dan are swept into the action as Carol and Jill veer around trying to set the world back on its axis and redefine who they are and what they want. The men, in turn, test their wives sense of the boundaries of friendship and come to see their lives with fresh eyes. Crafted as a fast-moving farcical comedy, Out of the City looks compassionately at how a simple gesture can take on profound meaning for people who are taking everything for granted.
"Ayvazian presents each of these characters with warmth and generosity." - Lowell Sun, Read More
"There may be sex in the city, but stranger things happen in the forest primeval ... Leslie Ayvazian takes this premise and runs with it..." - Talkin Broadway, Read More
"Sixty may seem a peculiar age to do some soul searching, but in Leslie Ayvazian's funny and thoughtful Out of the City, the introspection is at once understandable and compelling." - New Jersey Star Ledger, Read More
"This very funny, appealing, and somewhat unsettling romantic comedy is full of sharp, credible dialogue...Out of the City delivers a rich dose of humor and more than a few thoughts worth pondering." - Town Topics, Read More
Check out these photos from Merrimack Repertory Theatre's production of Out of the City in March 2015.
Out of the City premiered in March 2015 at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, in Lowell MA, under the direction of Christian Parker.