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Substance of Bliss, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Substance of Bliss, The

Tony Glazer

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Full Length Play, Drama

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573706011

"The Substance of Bliss is a sympathetic study of suburban despair [...]" - The New York Times 

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - A backyard somewhere in suburban America.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Exterior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

The Substance of Bliss provides an opportunity to sit with Paul and Donna as they wait during the late night for their troubled fifteen-year-old son to come home. As they wait for him they keep their minds occupied by cleaning and discussing potential renovations to the house. The conversation slowly veers toward their decision to marry and have the child that is causing them so much angst. 

REVIEWS 

"The Substance of Bliss is a sympathetic study of suburban despair [...]" - The New York Times 

"[...] delicate and poignant [...] Glazer's play achieves an impressive feat of examining the lives of its characters at once deeply and subtly." - NJ.com, Read More 

"Glazer captures the trials of parenting a troubled teen and the toll it can take on a couple's relationship [...] Substance of Bliss is an engaging, thoughtful play that you will long remember after the curtain call." - BroadwayWorld, Read More


The Substance of Bliss premiered at the New Jersey Repertory Theatre in Long Branch, NJ in January 2016 under the direction of Evan Bergman.

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1m, 1f

DONNA
PAUL

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