Best Interests

A mutual attraction to a waiter helps mother and son come to terms with their relationships and each other. (If you like this play, please read the award-winning SONS & LOVERS, a full-length comedy that grew out of it.)
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Best Interests

Recommended by

  • Cheryl Bear:
    25 Jul. 2020
    A fabulous comedy as this mother and son celebrate her birthday and share a dessert! Well done!
  • Michael Aman:
    15 Sep. 2015
    Best Interests is a subtle and charming look at a critical juncture in a mother/son relationship. I admire it's light handedness in a fraught situation....exactly what I look for in a short play.

Character Information

  • Giancarlo
    20s-30s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    A super hot waiter
  • Ellen
    50,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Separated mother of Bill
  • Bill
    26,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    gay, almost out but for a conversation with his mother

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Pittsburgh New Works
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    Theatre Oxford
    ,
    2013

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Women in Theater
    ,
    2015
  • Professional
    ,
    Buffalo United Artists
    ,
    2015
  • Professional
    ,
    Seoul Players
    ,
    2014