Special Occasions

by  Bernard Slade

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

"Mixes the conventions of the situation comedy and soap opera." - the New York Times

"Slade's best play to date." - The New York Post

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Special Occasions

by  Bernard Slade

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    1m, 1f

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Amy and Michael Ruskin are celebrating their fifteenth wedding anniversary and their upcoming divorce. Michael is a reformed television writer turned playwright. Amy is competitive but inwardly insecure. The play is structured as a series of flashbacks. After the opening scene, the play goes back in time ten years and recreates the various special occasions which make up marriages: anniversaries, weddings, funerals, play openings and other catastrophes. And, after all is said and done, the couple ends as they began on their fifteenth anniversary, dancing to a recording of "Love Is Here to Stay".
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"Mixes the conventions of the situation comedy and soap opera. " - the New York Times

"Slade's best play to date." - The New York Post

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