Seven Minutes in Heaven

Seven Minutes in Heaven
by Steven Levenson

Productions (20)
  • Comedy
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A couch. A toilet.

Seven Minutes in Heaven
by Steven Levenson

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Productions (20)
  • Comedy
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A couch. A toilet.

It's a Friday night in 1995 and Monday morning homeroom is a million miles away. Six over-stimulated, under-supervised high school students are gathered in Margot's basement to meet her mysterious boyfriend from summer camp -- though none of them have even seen a picture of him and he has yet to show up. As the teens keep themselves busy with rounds of party games, the night gives way to stolen kisses, malicious gossip, and broken hearts. This heartbreaking, hilariously real play showcases the absurd and terrible ecstasy of being young in America.

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Pricing Information

Performance Fee $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

Play Details

It's a Friday night in 1995 and Monday morning homeroom is a million miles away. Six over-stimulated, under-supervised high school students are gathered in Margot's basement to meet her mysterious boyfriend from summer camp -- though none of them have even seen a picture of him and he has yet to show up. As the teens keep themselves busy with rounds of party games, the night gives way to stolen kisses, malicious gossip, and broken hearts. This heartbreaking, hilariously real play showcases the absurd and terrible ecstasy of being young in America.

  • Comedy
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A couch. A toilet.

Published Reviews

"Seven Minutes in Heaven captures the sound, look and absurd operatic emotions of growing up in the mid-'90s... The play is so real that you almost believe it was written by one of its characters."

Jason Zinoman, New York Times

"...beautifully captures the joys and agonies of adolescence."

Frank Scheck, New York Post

"Wildly charming... Spot-on teen dialogue. The show paces itself as parties do, with what-should-we-play-next aimlessness punctuated by sudden moments of abruptly adult pain."

Helen Shaw, Time Out New York

Production History

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Production Group
Location
MAY 20, 2017 - MAY 20, 2017
The Childrens Acting Academy
New York, NY United States
The Childrens Acting Academy New York, NY United States
AUG 26, 2016 - AUG 28, 2016
University Of Missouri Kansas City
Kansas City, MO United States
University Of Missouri Kansas City Kansas City, MO United States
DEC 10, 2015 - DEC 12, 2015
FACULTY STUDENT ASSOCIATION OF WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Vallhalla, NY United States
FACULTY STUDENT ASSOCIATION OF WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE Vallhalla, NY United States
MAY 16, 2015 - MAY 17, 2015
Useful Party
New York, NY United States
Useful Party New York, NY United States
OCT 15, 2014 - OCT 18, 2014
University of West Alabama
Livingston, AL United States
University of West Alabama Livingston, AL United States
MAR 29, 2014 - MAR 29, 2014
Universidad de Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico
Universidad de Monterrey Monterrey, Mexico
NOV 14, 2013 - NOV 24, 2013
Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA United States
Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia, PA United States
JUN 03, 2013 - JUN 03, 2013
Colt Coeur
New York, NY United States
Colt Coeur New York, NY United States
MAR 09, 2013 - MAY 03, 2013
Centennial High School
Las Cruces, NM United States
Centennial High School Las Cruces, NM United States
FEB 28, 2013 - MAR 02, 2013
Centennial High School
Las Cruces, NM United States
Centennial High School Las Cruces, NM United States
SEP 16, 2012 - SEP 16, 2012
Home Made Theater
Saratoga Springs, NY United States
Home Made Theater Saratoga Springs, NY United States
JUL 24, 2012 - AUG 12, 2012
The AlphaNYC Theater Company/Adam Roebuck Productions
New York, NY United States
The AlphaNYC Theater Company/Adam Roebuck Productions New York, NY United States
APR 11, 2012 - APR 14, 2012
Piner Performing Arts Center
Santa Rosa, CA United States
Piner Performing Arts Center Santa Rosa, CA United States
APR 06, 2012 - APR 13, 2012
New York Conservatory For Dramatic Arts
New York, NY United States
New York Conservatory For Dramatic Arts New York, NY United States
OCT 01, 2011 - OCT 01, 2011
Young Actors Theatre
Indianapolis, IN United States
Young Actors Theatre Indianapolis, IN United States
NOV 04, 2010 - NOV 06, 2010
The Honors Players
Tucson, AZ United States
The Honors Players Tucson, AZ United States
NOV 02, 2010 - NOV 06, 2010
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield, MA United States
Deerfield Academy Deerfield, MA United States
JUN 03, 2010 - JUN 20, 2010
HERE Arts Center (Produced by Colt Coeur)
New York, NY United States
HERE Arts Center (Produced by Colt Coeur) New York, NY United States
MAY 14, 2010 - MAY 16, 2010
Huntington Theatre Company Emerging America Festival
Boston, MA United States
Huntington Theatre Company Emerging America Festival Boston, MA United States
NOV 20, 2009 - NOV 20, 2009
Ars Nova (Workshop Production)
New York, NY United States
Ars Nova (Workshop Production) New York, NY United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
MAY 20, 2017 - MAY 20, 2017
The Childrens Acting Academy
New York, NY United States
The Childrens Acting Academy New York, NY United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
JUN 03, 2010 - JUN 20, 2010
HERE Arts Center (Produced by Colt Coeur)
New York, NY United States
HERE Arts Center (Produced by Colt Coeur) New York, NY United States
MAY 14, 2010 - MAY 16, 2010
Huntington Theatre Company Emerging America Festival
Boston, MA United States
Huntington Theatre Company Emerging America Festival Boston, MA United States
NOV 20, 2009 - NOV 20, 2009
Ars Nova (Workshop Production)
New York, NY United States
Ars Nova (Workshop Production) New York, NY United States

Awards (2)

Critics' Pick, TimeOut New York (2010)

Critic's Pick, New York Times (2010)