Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 2m, 2f
What happens when there's a sudden connection between two people that cannot be pursued? A celebration of the messy, imperfect, life that being a husband, a wife, a father, a mother, all entails in order to evolve into the grownups we're meant to be.
Matt returns from a break at work to the company lunch room, where he meets new employee Melora. A spark ignites almost immediately, but the blossoming friendship is still subject to life's realities of age, responsibility, and commitment. Meanwhile Matt's wife Arianne has plans for a celebratory evening at home that get interrupted by an unintentional spark of her own. Birthday Boy is about what happens when there's a sudden connection between two people that if pursued could interfere with a life that has been going along just fine; about the paths we choose to take and those we choose not to; the commitments we do honor, the worthwhile sacrifices we must make. In short, a celebration of the messy, imperfect, life that being a husband, a wife, a father, a mother, all entails in order to evolve into the grownups we're meant to be.
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: The lunchroom where Matt and Melora work. A bar of a Mexican restaurant: Mi Casa Su Casa. Bedroom of Matt and Arianne's house. A hospital room.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
MELORA - About to turn thirty, a colleague of Matt's
ARIANNE - Matt's wife
JULIAN MOODY - Student of Arianne's, in his twenties
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting