Couples

Couples
by Rich Orloff

Productions (9)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 6 f, 10 m (5-18 actors possible: 2-7 f, 3-11 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Minimal. Simple sets may convey a variety of locations.

Couples
by Rich Orloff

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Productions (9)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 6 f, 10 m (5-18 actors possible: 2-7 f, 3-11 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Minimal. Simple sets may convey a variety of locations.

Couples brings together nine dynamic short comedies and dramas, each for two actors. From a one-night stand that reveals a woman's secret (Right Sensation) to a professor and student who create a scandal (Class Dismissed), to a couple whose marriage dissolves in line at Disneyland (Matterhorn), Couples is a hilarious and moving examination of relationships. Read More

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99
NOTE: Each piece in this anthology can be licensed and performed separately.

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Couples brings together nine dynamic short comedies and dramas, each for two actors. From a one-night stand that reveals a woman's secret (Right Sensation) to a professor and student who create a scandal (Class Dismissed), to a couple whose marriage dissolves in line at Disneyland (Matterhorn), Couples is a hilarious and moving examination of relationships.

To purchase this book of 9 plays, click "Order this play" above. To perform an individual play, click on its title below:

  • Matterhorn
  • Class Dismissed
  • Lion Tamer
  • Afternoon Sun
  • Heart of the Fire
  • Oh Happy Day
  • Invisible Woman
  • Right Sensation
  • Afterglow

    • Comedy/Drama
    • 100 - 110 minutes
    • 6 f, 10 m (5-18 actors possible: 2-7 f, 3-11 m)
    • Content Notes: Adult language and content
    • Set: Minimal. Simple sets may convey a variety of locations.
  • Published Reviews

    "Both funny and poignant... Orloff moves the action in unexpected ways to create real dramatic tension... There are wildly imaginative flights."

    The New York Times

    "An exhilarating evening demonstrating the different bonds human beings seek in their personal voyages of discovery. It's a nice showcase for Orloff's comic, lyric and surreal talents."

    Backstage

    "A treat for the audience. Each of these eight pieces has its own distinct voice and shows Orloff's great range as a writer. He manages to address some heavy issues that affect relationships, infusing each with a delicate balance of humor and gravity. Couples is a lighthearted evening that is fun and thought-provoking."

    nytheatre.com

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    JUN 02, 2017 - JUN 04, 2017
    Alphanyc Theater Company
    New York, NY United States
    Alphanyc Theater Company New York, NY United States
    OCT 25, 2016 - OCT 28, 2016
    University Of West Alabama
    Livingston, AL United States
    University Of West Alabama Livingston, AL United States
    APR 01, 2016 - APR 03, 2016
    University Of Texas At Arlington Department Of Theatre Arts
    Arlington, TX United States
    University Of Texas At Arlington Department Of Theatre Arts Arlington, TX United States
    AUG 29, 2015 - AUG 30, 2015
    Berlin English Drama Society
    Berlin, Germany
    Berlin English Drama Society Berlin, Germany
    AUG 27, 2015 - AUG 28, 2015
    Berlin English Drama Society
    Berlin, Germany
    Berlin English Drama Society Berlin, Germany
    MAY 03, 2013 - MAY 05, 2013
    SUNY New Paltz
    New Paltz, NY United States
    SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY United States
    MAR 05, 2009 - MAR 08, 2009
    Dutchess Community College
    Poughkeepsie, NY United States
    Dutchess Community College Poughkeepsie, NY United States
    JUL 10, 2008 - JUL 19, 2008
    Mandurah Little Theatre
    Mandurah, WA Australia
    Mandurah Little Theatre Mandurah, WA Australia
    MAY 01, 2007 - MAY 31, 2007
    WorkShop Theater Company
    New York, NY United States
    WorkShop Theater Company New York, NY United States
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    MAY 01, 2007 - MAY 31, 2007
    WorkShop Theater Company
    New York, NY United States
    WorkShop Theater Company New York, NY United States