Lingerie

by  Diana Amsterdam

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  1m, 2f

Sweet, innocent Sally is dating urbane Max, who is trying to turn her into a sensuous woman like his closest friend, Sabrina. He buys her scanty lingerie. Sabrina warns Sally that Max will drop her if she wears the lingerie as he will not respect a woman once she has given in. So, Sally resists. And…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Sweet, innocent Sally is dating urbane Max, who is trying to turn her into a sensuous woman like his closest friend, Sabrina. He buys her scanty lingerie. Sabrina warns Sally that Max will drop her if she wears the lingerie as he will not respect a woman once she has given in. So, Sally resists. And who does Max wind up with? Sabrina - who does put it on.
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Reviews

"Captures in a satirical fashion the humour of sex and its attendant situation comedy." -Bernard Parry, review of Priestley Center for the Arts, UK

Keywords

Betrayal, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: New York City, a recent summer. Composite stage: A park, a bedroom, a living room. Very few objects are needed to depict these settings.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

1m, 2f
MAX - mid-30s
SALLY - early 20s
SABRINA - mid-30s
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

Diana Amsterdam

Diana Amsterdam is a New York based playwright whose work is published by Samuel French, Playscripts, Broadway Play Publishing, St. Martins Press, and Smith and Kraus, and produced all over the world, with translations in five languages. The 2011 production of her play Carnival Round the C ...

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First produced at the Four Riders Theater Company at the Irish Arts, Manhattan, June 1989, directed by Jenifer Goode.

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