Love (Awkwardly) (one-act version) by Maryann Carolan and John Rotondo

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About The Play

Fourteen Out of Ten Productions at Manhattan Theatre Source (New York, NY; photo by Mickey Carroll)

Comedy. 35-40 minutes. 4 males, 4 females, 3-6 either (8-14 performers possible). Suitable for high school and older performers, middle school and older audiences. 

The full-length version of Love (Awkwardly) premiered at Union Catholic Regional High School, (Scotch Plains, NJ) by Fourteen Out of Ten Productions and Union Catholic Performing Arts Company.

"I absolutely love this play. It was a blast working on and every character is so different and expresses themselves throughout the entire play. The humor is funny and age-appropriate. You will laugh and might even shed a tear in this wonderful show!" - Sophia Gutchinov as Wendy McGann, Red Bank Regional High School (Red Bank, NJ)

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Fourteen Out of Ten Productions at Manhattan Theatre Source (New York, NY; photo by Mickey Carroll)

Eddie is hopelessly in love with his best friend, Wendy, who, unaware of his interest, is infatuated with another guy.  Luke and Roxanne have the perfect relationship – they communicate, give each other space, are never jealous.  But Roxanne is about to graduate and go to Fordham, leaving Luke, a junior, behind – the one subject they avoid. Randy and Charlotte’s relationship is tempestuously opposite – jealousy, mistrust, poor communication.  And on the side, Randy is seeing Laura, Charlotte’s best friend. Last year, Laura broke up with George, Randy’s close friend.  George hasn’t ever really recovered and still hopes desperately that she will come back to him.  In its own comic fashion, Love (Awkwardly) follows these eight juniors and seniors through wonderful, painful, exhilarating moments and emotions that are adult in magnitude but cramped by the confines of high school. Also available as a full-length play here.


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