In Search of Couches

A play about putting on the play "No Exit" by Jean-Paul Satre in which we learn that in the realm of the "theatre" hell can really be other people. A tragi-farce based on actual events. Setting: a theatre, an empty stage, dress rehearsal of a production "No Exit," the stage is the stage, the theatre is the theatre, and where the audience is sitting are the many empty seats
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In Search of Couches

Character Information

  • David LaBouche "Dave"
    Any age,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Male
    psychotic asshole director of the play, also performing the part of Garcin, odd, lazy
  • Amanda "Mandy"
    Any age,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    performing the part of Inez, bit of a bitch, pushy, demanding, blunt
  • Sarah
    20s/30s/40s,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    performing the part of Estelle, “easy,” kind of slutty but really sweet and spacey
  • Page
    Any age,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Any gender
    performing the Valet, he/she/they are never actually seen
  • Herman
    teenager,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Any gender
    the lighting guy - can be played by any gender
  • Jimmy
    Any age,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Any gender
    friend of Dave, very weird - can be played by any gender
  • Heinz
    any age,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Any gender
    friend of Dave, sidekick of Jimmy, can be played by any gender

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Burton Taylor Theatre, Oxford, UK
    ,
    2002