What The Night Is For

by  Michael Weller

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f

"Weller's great virtue is his unflinching honesty and ability to show how two people who have a desperate need for each other can still entertain different dreams...Weller weaves a play both painfully honest and unexpectedly funny."- The Guardian…

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What The Night Is For

by  Michael Weller

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Ten years after the end of their affair in New York, two lovers meet in a hotel room far from their homes. Both are now married, both have children and both have been wondering about the road not taken. What begins as a casual meal and an evening of catching up turns into a painful, hilarious, passionate and moving voyage towards a moment that could change both their lives forever. Uncompromising in its attitude to modern marriage and infidelity, What the Night Is For poses timeless questions - Am I with the right person? Or is my real soul mate still out there, living another life? - in a fresh, lively and original way. The piece premiered in London's West End featuring Gillian Anderson and Roger Allam.
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"Weller's great virtue is his unflinching honesty and ability to show how two people who have a desperate need for each other can still entertain different dreams...Weller weaves a play both painfully honest and unexpectedly funny.- The Guardian

"...superbly crafted exploration of intimacy...direct, humorous and moving."- L A Weekly

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Michael Weller

Michael Weller studied music composition at Brandeis University, then worked as a jazz pianist before taking his graduate degree in theater at the University of Manchester, England. His best-known plays are Moonchildren, Fishing, Loose Ends and Spoils Of War. His films include Hair and Ragtime and a teleplay of Spoils ...

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