For Better

by  Eric Coble

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

"Eric Coble's hilariously funny, psychologically astute portraits hit home with rib-tickling acuity" - New York Times
"Coble's work is a tour de force with physical and verbal comedy to spare" - The New Yorker
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In this plugged-in world of email, text-messaging and camera phones, do a bride and groom really need to be in the same country to go on a honeymoon? Karen and Max are getting married. At least, if their jobs will ever let them be in the same city at the same time. A romantic comedy for the digital age, For Better is a hilarious new farce that pokes fun at our overdependence on the gadgets in our lives.

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Reviews

"Eric Coble's hilariously funny, psychologically astute portraits hit home with rib-tickling acuity" - New York Times

"Coble's work is a tour de force with physical and verbal comedy to spare" - The New Yorker

"A Playwright to Watch: An unqualified original with rich and idiosyncratic works A spirit of playful invention pervades Coble s repertoire." - American Theatre Magazine

"Coble's comedies are, of all things, genuinely funny" - Newsday

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  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: Various locales across the globe. Now.

Casting

3m, 3f

WALLY BAEDEKER - a man who's been married, Karen's father, 60's.

KAREN BAEDEKER - a woman who wants to be married, 30's.

FRANCINE DEXTER - a woman who is married, Karen's sister, 40's.

MICHAEL DEXTER - the man Francine married, 40's.

STUART TRAMONTANE - a man who is buffeted, 30's.

LIZZIE MONOHAN - a woman who floats, 30's.

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Casting Notes

Meant to be performed by SIX actors of any ethnic group.

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Authors

Eric Coble

People find this hard to believe, but Eric Coble was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and raised on the Navajo and Ute reservations in New Mexico and Colorado, playing with rocks, sticks, seeing 1940′s serials at the movie theatre thirty miles away, and wandering the desert with his friends trying to avoid ...

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