LOVE AND OTHER AILMENTS by Jack B Levine

£3.00

A lovestruck young man asks the father of his girlfriend for her hand in marriage. The father has been married for many years and has a lot of advice (or should we say warnings?) to share. Can true love endure or are we going to face a tainted love sometime in the future?

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CHARACTERS

William Jenkins: An older man.

Teddy Burnham: A younger man.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Caravan Productions (UK) 2021

REVIEWS

Reviews on New Play Exchange;

Maybe it’s my spending the last 15 months interacting in real life with only one other adult most days, but this play seems relevant and relatable, as a marker of time, and the ephemera of living with another person. Two characters, one looking back, the other towards the future, both trapped in the Zoom world of wonder… It’s poignant and pithy, a wry comedy, exploring age-old arguments. ”RACHAEL CARNES

 

Love may conquer all, but cynicism makes a strong showing in this witty two-hander. William tries to warn his future son-in-law of the pitfalls of marriage — like a wife who won’t buy her own cereal! — but to no avail, While he tries to argue that marriage is about making a million little sacrifices, William reveals that the secret to a happy one is accepting that all those sacrifices are worth it. ” ADAM RICHTER

 

A lovely encounter between a father and a future son in law. Jack Levine gives us the scoop on what William thinks about marriage in this short play—but there’s a delightful twist. Teddy listens respectfully to all the warnings, but he’s too lovestruck to worry. What can William do but welcome Teddy into the family, and look forward to the extra space he’ll get for his stuff when his daughter moves out. Or will he? Not if his wife has anything to do with it! ” DOMINICA PLUMMER

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 10 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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MALE - CAST

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