Ten years out of high school, three unhappy friends show up not-quite-invited to their classmate’s luxe hotel room the night before her wedding. Half a bathtub of champagne later, the former prom queen is melting down, the nice-girl cokehead is on a mission to mend the mauled wedding dress, and the mastermind behind the carnage is a lacerating maid of honor whose picture-perfect life is less stable than she’d have it seem.
A smash hit Off Broadway, Leslye Headland’s savage and insightful play is an aria to the anxiety and self-loathing of a generation.
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In Bachelorette, three unhappy friends show up not-quite-invited to their high school classmate’s swank hotel suite on the eve of her wedding and promptly use it as a venue for their every toxic whim. After comparing notes on their disappointing careers, failed relationships, and uncertain futures, the women embark on a woozy all-nighter of champagne guzzling, coke binges, and reckless deviance. This evening of venom and indulgence provides the backdrop for Leslye Headland’s investigation of gluttony in a contemporary context. Bachelorette is a part of Headland’s Seven Deadly Sins play cycle, an ambitious series exploring the intersection of ancient vices and modern youth.Read More
Leslye Headland didn’t mean to follow in St. Augustine’s footsteps, but when she was looking for an idea for her second play, a thought occurred to her: “Since Cinephilia dealt with lust, I suddenly remembered gluttony and the rest.”Read More
While bachelor parties have roots in Sparta of 500 BCE, the bachelorette party is barely more than 40 years old.Read More