Full Length Play, Comedy / 2f
Matt & Ben depicts its Hollywood golden boys – before J-Lo, before Gwyneth, before Project Greenlight, before Oscar… before anyone actually gave a damn. When the screenplay for Good Will Hunting drops mysteriously from the heavens, the boys realize they’re being tested by a Higher Power.
- Winner! 2002 New York International Fringe Festival, Best Overall Production
"Absolutely delightful and deliciously spiteful! Sharp and clever, Matt & Ben succeeds!" - The New York Times
"TOP 5 SHOWS OF THE YEAR!" - Time Magazine
"BEST COMEDY OF THE YEAR!" - NY1
"HOT LIST PICK! Catch Matt & Ben!" - Rolling Stone Magazine
"The hottest ticket in town! A twisted tale about how Matt Damon and Ben Affleck wrote the Oscar-winning movie Good Will Hunting!" - US Weekly
"A hit! Acidic, funny and affectionate! Matt & Ben spoofs Hollywood's best friendship!" - The New York Post
"A runaway hit!" - Variety
"Talk about fun, Matt & Ben is a hit!" - CNN Headline News
"THE HOTTEST PLAY IN NEW YORK!" - Newsweek
"Most star studded show of 2003. A must!" - Entertainment Weekly
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
- Time Period: 1990s
- Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
Ben Affleck's apartment in a suburb of Boston.
- Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy, Stage Combat
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
- All Female
- Non-Traditional casting
- Cross gender casting
- Multicultural casting
The roles of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are played by two women.
Matt & Ben was first presented Off-Broadway by Victoria Lang and Pier Piccoli, Stephen Pevner and Jason Hsiao, at P.S. 122 in New York City on July 27, 2003, where it played until May 2004. It was directed by David Warren and starred the authors, Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers. Other major productions include the New York International Fringe Festival, Aspen Comedy Festival, LA's Acme Theatre, Chicago's Theatre Building, and Toronto's Poor Alex Theatre.