Dating Games

Dating Games
by Garth Wingfield

Productions (10)
  • Comedy
  • 70 - 75 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-34 actors possible: 2-6 f, 2-28 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Virtually none. A chair and tables. Maybe two bar stools. The simpler the better. It's all about the human connection.

Dating Games
by Garth Wingfield

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Productions (10)
  • Comedy
  • 70 - 75 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-34 actors possible: 2-6 f, 2-28 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Virtually none. A chair and tables. Maybe two bar stools. The simpler the better. It's all about the human connection.

An endless string of horrid blind dates (Mary Just Broke Up With This Guy), a presumptuous pick-up attempt gone awry (Daniel on a Thursday), and singles literally sniffing singles (Run)... Dating Games is a collection of five short plays about contemporary dating -- straight, gay, dog -- and every configuration in between. 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

An endless string of horrid blind dates (Mary Just Broke Up With This Guy), a presumptuous pick-up attempt gone awry (Daniel on a Thursday), and singles literally sniffing singles (Run)... Dating Games is a collection of five short plays about contemporary dating -- straight, gay, dog -- and every configuration in between.

To purchase this book of 5 plays, click "Order this play" above. To perform an individual play, click on its title below:

  • The Lunch Date
  • Cha-Cha-Cha
  • Daniel on a Thursday
  • Mary Just Broke Up With This Guy
  • Run

    • Comedy
    • 70 - 75 minutes
    • 2 f, 2 m (4-34 actors possible: 2-6 f, 2-28 m)
    • Content Notes: Adult language
    • Set: Virtually none. A chair and tables. Maybe two bar stools. The simpler the better. It's all about the human connection.
  • Published Reviews

    On Dating Games: "HILARIOUS, ENGROSSING & BRILLIANTLY EXECUTED. With the precision of a skilled surgeon, Wingfield cuts right to the center of each character's neuroses as he or she attempts to navigate the treacherous waters of big city dating life."

    Variety

    On The Lunch Date: "An engrossing encounter with beautifully balanced rhythms."

    Variety

    On CHA-CHA-CHA: "A wistful, bittersweet vignette about pasts, presents and futures, and the way all three can constantly surprise us. Touchingly evocative and wise."

    NYTheatre.com

    On CHA-CHA-CHA: "Poignant."

    Variety

    On Daniel on a Thursday: "A very funny, very smart play, filled with surprises."

    NYTheatre.com

    On Daniel on a Thursday: "Wingfield's writing keeps the unaware of what's coming up. For any actor who wants to understand different tactics to get what you want, this is the play to watch."

    Backstage West

    On Dating Games: "THEATRICAL, HIP & HILARIOUS. The audience can't revel in the laughter for too long, as they run the risk of missing the next joke."

    Talkin' Broadway

    On Dating Games: "A wistful, bittersweet vignette about pasts, presents and futures, and the way all three can constantly surprise us. TOUCHINGLY EVOCATIVE & WISE."

    NYTheatre.com

    On Daniel on a Thursday: "A vivid cat-and-mouse meeting between two strangers in a bar. Mr. Wingfield knows how to build suspense."

    Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

    On Daniel on a Thursday: "A clever comedy."

    Bruce Weber, The New York Times

    On The Lunch Date: "Wingfield has fun turning the notion of dating on the rebound on its ear, and gives his leading ladies juicy parts to sink their teeth into in the process."

    NYTheatre.com

    On Daniel on a Thursday: "Fresh, startling and wickedly well-crafted."

    Los Angeles Times

    Production History

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    MAR 28, 2014 - MAR 30, 2014
    Northeast Community College
    Norfolk, NE United States
    Northeast Community College Norfolk, NE United States
    DEC 04, 2013 - DEC 04, 2013
    white station high school
    memphis, TN United States
    white station high school memphis, TN United States
    OCT 03, 2013 - OCT 06, 2013
    Cal U Of PA Theatre And Dance
    California, PA United States
    Cal U Of PA Theatre And Dance California, PA United States
    JUN 03, 2010 - JUN 03, 2010
    Behind The Curtain Theatre Company
    Wagga Wagga, NSW Australia
    Behind The Curtain Theatre Company Wagga Wagga, NSW Australia
    APR 28, 2008 - APR 29, 2008
    Ashbury College
    Ottawa, ON Canada
    Ashbury College Ottawa, ON Canada
    APR 18, 2008 - APR 18, 2008
    SHOUT! Arts
    Los Banos, CA United States
    SHOUT! Arts Los Banos, CA United States
    NOV 07, 2007 - NOV 18, 2007
    Represented Theatre Company
    Philadelphia, PA United States
    Represented Theatre Company Philadelphia, PA United States
    NOV 03, 2007 - NOV 03, 2007
    Kamiak HighSchool
    Mukilteo, WA United States
    Kamiak HighSchool Mukilteo, WA United States
    SEP 01, 2003 - OCT 01, 2003
    Lilian Theatre - Elephant Space
    Los Angeles, CA United States
    Lilian Theatre - Elephant Space Los Angeles, CA United States
    JUL 01, 2003 - AUG 01, 2003
    Theatre Row
    New York City, NY United States
    Theatre Row New York City, NY United States
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    SEP 01, 2003 - OCT 01, 2003
    Lilian Theatre - Elephant Space
    Los Angeles, CA United States
    Lilian Theatre - Elephant Space Los Angeles, CA United States
    JUL 01, 2003 - AUG 01, 2003
    Theatre Row
    New York City, NY United States
    Theatre Row New York City, NY United States