Eighteen

Eighteen
by Allison Moore

Productions (11)
  • Drama
  • 75 - 85 minutes
  • 2 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Table, chairs

Eighteen
by Allison Moore

(0)
Productions (11)
  • Drama
  • 75 - 85 minutes
  • 2 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Table, chairs

Following the death of her mother, a fragile 17-year-old girl, Christine, comes to live with her Aunt Marie and Uncle Dan. Upon her arrival, Marie begins to show off her considerable culinary skills. Together she and Dan initiate Christine into the pleasures of the palate. This exploration of appetite in their evening ritual begins to blur the boundaries between adult and child, thought and action, feeding and consuming. The play's climax lives in the intersection of these in-between spaces -- where the child becomes an adult; where thought creates action; where feeding becomes consuming.

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

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Play Details

Following the death of her mother, a fragile 17-year-old girl, Christine, comes to live with her Aunt Marie and Uncle Dan. Upon her arrival, Marie begins to show off her considerable culinary skills. Together she and Dan initiate Christine into the pleasures of the palate. This exploration of appetite in their evening ritual begins to blur the boundaries between adult and child, thought and action, feeding and consuming. The play's climax lives in the intersection of these in-between spaces -- where the child becomes an adult; where thought creates action; where feeding becomes consuming.

  • Drama
  • 75 - 85 minutes
  • 2 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Table, chairs

Published Reviews

"An intelligent examination... [Moore's] dialogue is impressively realistic... The subject matter here is sensitive, serious, and important."

Madeleine Shaner, Back Stage

"Moore has woven a tale of subterranean despair threaded with the unexpected."

F. Kathleen Foley, Los Angeles Times

"[An] exacting study of emotional isolation, sexual jealousy and domestic meltdown."

Martin Hernandez, LA Weekly

"The play is like an orgasm waiting to erupt, probing for just the right touch to release the flood of emotions...and we are not disappointed."

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Production History

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AUG 10, 2007 - AUG 26, 2007
Pittsburgh Playwrights/ LTD Productions
McKees Rocks, PA United States
Pittsburgh Playwrights/ LTD Productions McKees Rocks, PA United States
JUL 07, 2005 - JUL 17, 2005
Indianapolis New Art Theatre
Indianapolis, IN United States
Indianapolis New Art Theatre Indianapolis, IN United States
JAN 28, 2005 - JAN 28, 2005
Jtams
Jim Thorpe, PA United States
Jtams Jim Thorpe, PA United States
NOV 11, 2004 - NOV 13, 2004
Room 41 Productions
New York City, NY United States
Room 41 Productions New York City, NY United States
NOV 07, 2003 - DEC 13, 2003
Meadows Basement
Los Angeles, CA United States
Meadows Basement Los Angeles, CA United States
OCT 17, 2003 - OCT 17, 2003
The Jungle Theatre (staged reading)
Minneapolis, MN United States
The Jungle Theatre (staged reading) Minneapolis, MN United States
SEP 05, 2003 - SEP 05, 2003
Madison Repertory Company
Madison, WI United States
Madison Repertory Company Madison, WI United States
JUL 23, 2002 - JUL 24, 2002
Lincoln Center Theatre Director's Lab
New York, NY United States
Lincoln Center Theatre Director's Lab New York, NY United States
JUN 20, 2002 - JUN 22, 2002
Interact Theatre
Philadelphia, PA United States
Interact Theatre Philadelphia, PA United States
JUL 27, 2001 - JUL 28, 2001
O'Neill Playwrights Conference
Waterford, CT United States
O'Neill Playwrights Conference Waterford, CT United States
JUN 14, 2001 - JUL 01, 2001
Kitchen Dog Theatre
Dallas, TX United States
Kitchen Dog Theatre Dallas, TX United States
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NOV 07, 2003 - DEC 13, 2003
Meadows Basement
Los Angeles, CA United States
Meadows Basement Los Angeles, CA United States
JUN 14, 2001 - JUL 01, 2001
Kitchen Dog Theatre
Dallas, TX United States
Kitchen Dog Theatre Dallas, TX United States

Awards (3)

Nominee - LA Weekly 2003 Theatre Awards - Best Production

Winner - Dallas Critic's Forum Award for Best New Play (2001)

Developed at 2001 O'Neill Playwrights Conference