Embraceable Me

by  Victor Cahn

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f

"A charming, smart two-hander...enjoyable and eminently watchable...a witty, bittersweet, intellectual character study." - NYTheatre.com.

"An entertaining story of an unlikely romance." - Theatermania.com.

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Embraceable Me

by  Victor Cahn

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Edward is smart, shy, and quirky, while Allison is sexy, dramatic, and vulnerable. Embraceable Me is a comic and passionate "he said - she said" that traces the twenty-year journey of these unlikely friends as they struggle to resolve their feelings for the most important person in their lives.
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Reviews

"A charming, smart two-hander...enjoyable and eminently watchable...a witty bittersweet intellectual character study." - NYTheatre.com

"An entertaining story of an unlikely romance." - Theatermania.com.

"Actually left me smiling, uplifted, and hopeful about the possibility of love's endurance...sure to win over even the most hardened theatre-goer's heart." - NYTimes.com

"A compelling and moving theatrical experience."- The Charlotte Observer

"Great script, witty comedy, and a love story. What more could one ask for? An intriguing, sharply written character study of how opposites may attract..." - Arts A La Mode

"Cahn keeps the dialogue sophisticated, witty, and emotionally reachable...an eighty-minute gem." - Electronic Link Journey

Keywords

Friendship, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: In a minimal production, the stage may be bare except for a few chairs. A preferable strategy is to divide the playing space into two areas, possibly on different levels. One area should reflect the ordered world of Edward, the other the chaotic existence
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

1m, 1f
ALLISON - mid-late 30s; vivacious, assertive

EDWARD - mid-late 30s; reserved, amiable

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

Victor Cahn

Victor L. Cahn has written numerous plays, including several produced Off-Broadway as well as regionally: Roses in December; Embraceable M

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Embraceable Me received its world premiere at the Kirk Theatre @Theatre Row in New York City in October-November 2009. It was produced by was produced by Rachel Reiner Productions, and the director was Eric Parness. The script was previously deve

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