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Layover, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Layover, The

Leslye Headland

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 2f, 1girl(s)

ISBN: 9780573706431

“Headland is smart, and writes snappy scenes. The opening is a model of its type.” - New York Magazine

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - Several locations between airplanes, airports, Chicago, and New York.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, Smoking

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

Shellie and Dex meet on a plane during an airport layover in Chicago. After a quick seduction, each stranger playing a version of themselves, they have a playful yet passionate one-night stand. In the following months, their external lives with their respective partners remain the same, but the impact of their liaison soon invades their psychological landscapes. Their personal dramas unfurl simultaneously, until romantic obsession and intense loneliness drive them toward an inevitable and tragic reunion.

REVIEWS

“Headland is smart, and writes snappy scenes. The opening is a model of its type.” - New York Magazine 

“Calling dialogue 'slick' can seem like backhanded praise, code for facile gimmickry. But I use it for playwright Leslye Headland with genuine admiration and literalist precision: Her rapid-fire banter greases the skids for morally rudderless characters to crash into one another; it lubricates their descent into comic chaos.” - Time Out NY 

"You’ll think twice before ever cozying up to a stranger on a plane after 90 minutes with The Layover, a taut and twisty psychological thriller from Leslye Headland." - NBC NY

"Leslye Headland‘s new play careens between terrific meet-cute humor and the darkest romantic obsessions.” - The Wrap 


Check out these photos from the Second Stage production of The Layover in August 2016.


The Layover premiered at Second Stage Theatre in New York City in August 2016 under the direction of Trip Cullman.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f, 1girl(s)

SHELLIE
DEX
ANDREA - 40s, Dex's wife
LILY - 9-10, Dex's daughter
KEVIN - 40s, Shellie's husband
FRED - 60s, Shellie's dad

Videos
  • Second Stage trailer for The Layover

  • Leslye Headland and Trip Cullman discuss The Layover

Author
Leslye Headland

Leslye Headland

LESLYE HEADLAND began her career writing and directing the Seven Deadly Plays series (IAMA Theatre Company) in LA and assisting Harvey Weinstein in NY. Her plays include Bachelorette, Assistance and The Layover. Bachelorette was the basis for her 2012 directorial film debut starring Kirsten Dunst which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Other film credits include writing the 2014 remake of ... view full profile

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