Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 2m, 1f
Timely and resonant, The Argumentchronicles the arc of a relationship between a man and a woman with bracing humor, passion, and fury. What happens when two people who say they love each other fight over something so precious that they reach a point of no return?
The Argument is a riveting new play from the co-author of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize-finalist Omnium Gatherum, which premiered at New York City's Vineyard Theatre, before a highly-acclaimed revival at Theatre J in Washington DC in 2013. Timely and resonant, The Argument chronicles the arc of a relationship between a man and a woman with bracing humor, passion, and fury. What happens when two people who say they love each other fight over something so precious that they reach a point of no return? This serious subject matter, treated with funny and gripping dialogue, is the ideal show for a small ensemble to explore socially significant and urgent issues.
“Despite its easygoing pace and often funny dialogue, Conflict is at the heart of Theater J’s The Argument as the play takes on the weighty subject of abortion.” - The Washington Post
"5 Stars! This extremely relevant play grips from the beginning to the end.” - DC Metro Theatre Arts
"[...] The Argument is stirring and masterfully written.” - BroadwayWorld
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THE ARGUMENT Onstage: Hot Topics & Second Chances
by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros
January 13, 2014
- Intense Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: The time is now. The place in New York City.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- 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)
PHILLIP - Late forties; a substantial and appealing man and businessman.
HERB - Forties or fifties; a benign and well-intentioned couples therapist.
- Not Applicable
The Argument was originally produced by The Vineyard Theatre in New York City, in May of 2005.