Bill & Stephanie

What place does marriage occupy in our (millennial) imagination? Is it an expectation or a need? An uninviting institution, or a signifier of adulthood? What happens to those who find people, and what happens to those who don't? A group of friends post-game their friends' wedding reception, discussing matrimony, love, aloneness, monogamy, and the banal terror of adulthood, until sunrise
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Bill & Stephanie

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  • Nick Malakhow:
    20 Jan. 2021
    Beautiful piece! The naturalistic-meets-lyrical language, unity of time and space, and dynamic and eclectic characters heighten the theatricality of the play. A lovely meditation on marriage and its intersection with connection, intimacy, fulfillment, and purpose. Shifts between humor and poignancy with ease, and Stephen's overall trajectory is fully realized and his ending monologue is potent. Caruso's subtle attention to his characters' intersectional identities is a very welcome and nuanced layer. I'd love to see it onstage!

Character Information

  • Winter
    26,
    Woman OR Femme/NB
  • Stephen
    24,
    POC
    ,
    Cis Man
  • Nate
    30,
    White
    ,
    Cis Man
  • Daphne
    25,
    White
    ,
    Cisgender Female
  • Clara
    32,
    Latina, Black, or Afro-Latina.
    ,
    Cisgender Female

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Wesleyan University
    ,
    2018

Awards

High Honors
,
Wesleyan University Department of English
,
2018
Honors
,
Wesleyan University Department of Theater
,
2018