Friend Art

by  Sofia Alvarez

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 2f

"You won't struggle to find complimentary things to say about this very funny, almost painfully astute play that is sure to resonate [...]" - TheaterMania

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Molly and Kevin are engaged. They have “normal” jobs. Kevin and Nate have known each other since they were kids. Nate used to be famous once. He just broke up with Lil, who does performance art, and she used to work with Molly, who wanted to be an actress a long time ago. These relationships come to a head when Kevin decides he no longer wants the regular life he convinced Molly to live with him. Friend Art asks how late is too late to give up on your dreams, when are you really a grown-up, and what the hell are you supposed to say when walking out of a friend’s truly terrible performance?
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"You won't struggle to find complimentary things to say about this very funny, almost painfully astute play that is sure to resonate [...]" - TheaterMania, Read More 

"[...] insightful [...] biting." - The New York Times


Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: New York City, 2010s
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 2f

NATE - A Rock star in the days of Matchbox 20 and Lit. Kevin's childhood friend. Probably white (open to other casting).
MOLLY - 30ish, the office manager of a small law firm in Manhattan. Any ethnicity.
KEVIN - 30ish, Works in corporate art, Molly's fiance. Any ethnicity.
LIL - 24, A performance artist and former assistant at Molly's office, Nate's ex-girlfriend. Any ethnicity.

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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Authors

Sofia Alvarez

Sofia Alvarez’s plays include Between Us Chickens (SCR, EST LA), Life Drawing, The Fish Bowl, NYLON, Friend Art (Second Stage Uptown) The Orphan’s Club and Corpse Pose. With composer Daniel Roland Tierney she adapted a musical version of William Steig’s classic children’s book, Amos & Boris for South Coast Rep. She has ...

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Friend Art premiered at the Second Stage Thetare Uptown in New York City in May 2016 under the direction of Portia Krieger.

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