Drift

Drift
by Jon Tuttle

Productions (7)
  • Drama
  • |
  • 110 - 125 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Various urban locations minimally suggested: a bar, a restaurant table, a bedroom, a burger joint, a living room, a sidewalk, etc.

Drift
by Jon Tuttle

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Productions (7)
  • Drama
  • |
  • 110 - 125 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Various urban locations minimally suggested: a bar, a restaurant table, a bedroom, a burger joint, a living room, a sidewalk, etc.

Faced with proof of his infidelity, Barbara is trying to convince herself to leave Arthur, her husband of thirty years. Meanwhile, back at the bar, a pathetic loser named Lee confesses to marrying and cheating on the same woman three times, and tries to elicit similar confessions from everyone else. "Love is loss," he complains. "Family is pain. Marriage is loneliness. We've all been lied to." In Act I, we wonder who he is, why he says such awful things, and why he always seems to be around when marriages are foundering. In Act II, we find out.

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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

Play Details

Faced with proof of his infidelity, Barbara is trying to convince herself to leave Arthur, her husband of thirty years. Meanwhile, back at the bar, a pathetic loser named Lee confesses to marrying and cheating on the same woman three times, and tries to elicit similar confessions from everyone else. "Love is loss," he complains. "Family is pain. Marriage is loneliness. We've all been lied to." In Act I, we wonder who he is, why he says such awful things, and why he always seems to be around when marriages are foundering. In Act II, we find out.

  • Drama
  • |
  • 110 - 125 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Various urban locations minimally suggested: a bar, a restaurant table, a bedroom, a burger joint, a living room, a sidewalk, etc.

Published Reviews

"Drift paints such a negative portrait of marriage that I would have cried if I wasn't laughing so hard...the script reveals universal truths and insidious apprehensions about our most venerable institution."

Charlotte Observer

"The play is hilarious, painful, sometimes offensive and extraordinarily intelligent... A play of such substance is all too rare in American theatre these days... Drift is a serious work of theatre -- one any good theatre in the country would be proud to produce."

The State (Columbia, South Carolina)

"Tuttle writes very sharp dialogue and constructs wonderful monologues...a lead role any actress would kill for...a marriage play in the bitterly honorable tradition of Strindberg and Albee."

Columbia Free Times

"Love may be forged between the sheets and pillow talk may sink ships, but where did the couples begin their journey toward the boudoir, where did their hands first -- or last -- entwine? Jon Tuttle's play Drift knows the answer, and uses public spaces to explore private lives."

LA Weekly

"Drift remains the most intelligent piece of writing ever produced by the [Trustus] Festival."

Jim Thigpen, Artistic Director, Trustus Theatre (Columbia, South Carolina)

Production History

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NOV 01, 2007 - NOV 04, 2007
Eumenides
Burbank, CA United States
Eumenides Burbank, CA United States
JUN 01, 2004 - JUN 30, 2004
Barebones Theatre
Charlotte, NC United States
Barebones Theatre Charlotte, NC United States
MAY 01, 2003 - JUN 30, 2003
Theatre of NOTE
Hollywood, CA United States
Theatre of NOTE Hollywood, CA United States
SEP 01, 2001 - SEP 30, 2001
Barebones Theatre
Charlotte, NC United States
Barebones Theatre Charlotte, NC United States
JUL 01, 2000 - NOV 01, 2001
29th St Repertory (staged reading)
New York, NY United States
29th St Repertory (staged reading) New York, NY United States
AUG 01, 1998 - AUG 31, 1998
Trustus Theatre
Columbia, SC United States
Trustus Theatre Columbia, SC United States
AUG 01, 1998 - AUG 31, 1998
Salt Lake Acting Co. (staged reading)
Salt Lake City, UT United States
Salt Lake Acting Co. (staged reading) Salt Lake City, UT United States
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AUG 01, 1998 - AUG 31, 1998
Trustus Theatre
Columbia, SC United States
Trustus Theatre Columbia, SC United States

Awards (3)

Winner, South Carolina Academy of Authors Fellowship, 1998

Winner, Trustus Playwrights Festival Award (national competition), 1998

Silver Medalist, Pinter Review Prize international competition