Really Adult

Finalist: Actor's Theatre of Louisville's Heideman Award, 2017

TEN MINUTE: Julie would love to have a great first day working the Customer Service desk at Target, but maybe not as much as flirting with Frank, the employee assigned to train her. As the two discuss a possible date their personal lives become more and more clear, which leads to awkward territory.
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Really Adult

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  • Maggie Wilson:
    12 Sep. 2018
    Bublitz creates a fascinating short play where we think we know everything, but instead get some fun surprises. Her characters are intriguing, her situation is one we can commiserate with and the ending leaves me eager for more. Would love to see it staged!
  • Emily Hageman:
    10 Jul. 2018
    Bublitz has such a gift for writing young adults. She is so respectful of them, but she is so honest--capturing them in all their stuttering awkwardness and sheepish attempts at actually committing to something. "Really Adult" is a fantastic two-hander, a slice of life that is really neither funny nor dramatic. It's a bit of both. These two characters are both so determined to be something they are not and are so embarrassed by who they are. The end made me cringe. I sure hope Julie and Frank figure "adulting" out.
  • Sharai Bohannon:
    25 Apr. 2018
    I love this play and how it captures that uncertainty of being twenty-something and awkward and poor and navigating unexpected situations. Bublitz has definitely captured a moment that hits entirely too close to home. I also love the last line's double meaning because it gives my imagination a glimpse into what's going to happen for these two.

Character Information

  • Julie
    Wears red and khaki.
  • Frank
    Wears red and khaki.

Production History

  • Professional
    Wet Paint New Play Festival


Heideman Award
Actors Theatre of Louisville