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Emma’s manager is concerned that she is in breach of contract. In a series of cordial but increasingly tense conversations, the two dissect the differences between “sexual” and “romantic,” negotiate the length of Emma’s interoffice relationship, and face the consequences of shrinking privacy and binding contracts. An ink-black satire from one of Britain’s most acclaimed and provocative writers.

2ndStage is Studio’s playground for emerging artists, offering innovative and thrillingly eclectic programming with shorter rehearsal periods and smaller budgets than our other productions, with a spirit of exuberance and experiment.


Mike Bartlett’s humdinger of a corporate black comedy will chill to the marrow anyone who’s ever had to fill out a W-2.

The Washington Post

Enthralling and…brilliantly Pinteresque.


An intellectually challenging and exhilarating hit. 

DC Metro Theatre Arts


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Production Team

Colin K. Bills
Lighting DesignColin K. Bills
Brandee Mathies
Costume DesignBrandee Mathies
Eric Arnold
Stage ManagerEric Arnold