In Love and Warcraft

by  Madhuri Shekar

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

Evie Malone - gamer girl, college senior, and confirmed virgin - has it all figured out. Not only does she command a top-ranked guild in Warcraft with her online boyfriend; she also makes a little cash on the side writing love letters for people who've screwed up their relationships. Love is like Warcraft, after all. It's all about strategies, game plans, and not taking stupid risks...

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In Love and Warcraft

by  Madhuri Shekar

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adventure, Science Fiction
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Kendeda
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Evie Malone - gamer girl, college senior, and confirmed virgin - has it all figured out. Not only does she command a top-ranked guild in Warcraft with her online boyfriend; she also makes a little cash on the side writing love letters for people who've screwed up their relationships. Love is like Warcraft, after all. It's all about strategies, game plans, and not taking stupid risks. Well, that's what she thinks...until she actually falls for a guy. In real life. No amount of gaming expertise will help her out when she finds herself with a non-virtual, totally real, and incredibly cute boyfriend, who wants more from her than she's willing to give.
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Accolades

  • WINNER - 2013-2014 Alliance/Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Award

Reviews

REVIEWS

"In Love and Warcraft is a fresh look at the strange social behaviors spawned by Internet culture, where love and loneliness spar like the masters and the monsters of the universe." - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Read More

"Shekar’s fun and energetic play, which won the Alliance’s annual Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Fellowship, is jaunty and fleet, the way a romantic comedy should be." - Arts Atlanta, Read More 

"The show progresses from real life to WOW in the second act." - Atlanta Cultural Arts Review, Read More

Videos

  • In Love and WarcraftInterview with the playwright - Alliance Theatre
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: Present day, on a college campus in Southern California.
    Evie's apartment
    Raul's apartment
    A doctor's office
    A bar
    Inside Warcraft Universe
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Casting

3m, 3f
EVIE - a 22 year old college senior.
KITTY - 22, Evie's best friend.
RAUL - 22, One of Evie's clients.
RYAN - 25, Evie's somewhat boyfriend. 

SOME OF THE MISC characters (ideally played by one male and one female actor): 
Male
TONY – a gamer
JERRY - a Lakers fan
NATHAN - Evie's hairdresser
MAN - a man in a movie theatre
MONSTER - a Warcraft monster 

Female
CHAI - a gamer, and Tony’s aggrieved girlfriend
CHARLOTTE - Evie's client
WOMAN - a woman in a movie theatre
DOCTOR - Evie's OB/GYN
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Multicultural casting
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

The miscellaneous characters are ideally played by one male and one female actor; however, the parts can be expanded into individual roles to accomodate a larger cast. 

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Authors

Madhuri Shekar

Madhuri Shekar was born in California and grew up in India, and after a couple of quick detours in Singapore and London, made her first grown-up home in Los Angeles. She is currently based in New York City and is studying playwriting at Juilliard. She writes on themes of love, relationships and sexuality inspired by he ...

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In Love and Warcraft premiered at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia in 2014.

*In Love and Warcraft can be performed with or without an intermission* 

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