A Monogamy of Swans

TEN-MINUTE: After breaking up with her fiancé Jimmie, Ellie has gone to Boston’s Public Garden to kill the swans. Violet, her ex, arrives with a better alternative.
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A Monogamy of Swans

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  • John Bavoso:
    30 Mar. 2019
    I saw a production of this play a couple years ago and still think about it often. Great setup, great characters, great dialog, great specificity. A wonderful addition to any short play festival where a little humor and romance would be welcome!
  • Rachael Carnes:
    17 Feb. 2019
    Oh, my heart. Such a lovely play. Minigan sets us down with two former partners and swans, yes, swans, and creatively develops such humor and warmth. This delightful piece would be an anchor in any festival. Treat yourself to reading or producing it!
  • Larry Rinkel:
    3 Feb. 2019
    A lovely little love story about two girlfriends reuniting after one of them has tried to go the straight route and found it didn't work. Watch how Minigan surely but patiently shifts the change in their relationship and uses the motif of the two lesbian swans as a kind of catalyst. And if you have any doubts about the depths of Violet's devotion to Ellie, check how far Haverhill is from Boston on a map.

Production History

  • Fringe
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    Firehouse Center for the Arts New Works Festival
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
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    AlphaNYC
    ,
    2017
  • Community Theater
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    Gary Garrison Festival, Studio 33
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
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    Seoul Players
    ,
    2017
  • Fringe
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    Funky Little Theater, Colorado Springs
    ,
    2016
  • Fringe
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    Bad Habit Productions/Boston Theater Marathon
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    2016