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Gun-Shy

Gun-Shy

By Richard Dresser.

Product Code: G63000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 3m., 2w.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout Canada, the United States.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Remember your first marriage? It's back. Gun-Shy is a no-holds-barred comedy about marriage, divorce, infidelity, infertility, incompatibility, eternal love, household accidents, and diets no one should try. New York Magazine calls Gun-Shy "a Private Lives for our time." Evie and Duncan have divorced after 15 years. Evie is having a wild, tumultuous affair with an aggressively insecure coffee salesman named Carter. Duncan finds himself with Caitlin, a young, extremely, weight-conscious gun-control lobbyist. "The foursome, all beyond therapy, eventually become snowbound in a New England cabin where they attempt to unravel the maze of their mismatched couplings. Acerbic barbs accumulate with the density of the ongoing blizzard" (Variety). When the dust clears, Evie and Duncan's divorce is in shambles and true love endures. Variety wrote: "Gun-Shy, Dresser's edgy comedy about a divorced couple whose separation proves as unsuccessful as their marriage, features the playwright's wonderfully barbed dialogue and characters whose quirks never stay into cartoon-land… Dresser's one-liners hit the comic mark." Gun-Shy premiered at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and ran at Playwrights Horizons in New York.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code G63000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9780871298799
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"Gun-Shy is an incredibly well-written, sophisticated comedy. Its barbed language and one-line zingers keep the audience entranced and hysterical. We love this play and would like to see more of Richard Dresser's work."
Review by Bunny Safron, Actors Comedy Lab, Raleigh, NC

Media Reviews

"A Private Lives for our time." -New York Magazine

"Grabs you from the moment the lights go up and never lets go." -The Miami Herald

"Out-and-out funny." -Variety

"Stiletto-sharp dialogue." -The New York Times