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Narcissist

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Title: Narcissist
Author: Carleton, Stephen
Price: $24.95

Cast: 2M 3F
Character Ages: 20–55
Length: 1.5hrs approximately
Target Audience: Adult
Style: Farce
Themes: Sexuality, mid-life crisis, narcissism, politics

SYNOPSIS
Xavier is a narcissist. He is a jaded, single, urban professional living in New Farm and the prospects of finding a psychosexually well-adjusted partner are beginning to fade. Enter Bronwyn, an equally committed boozy malcontent and best friend who challenges Xavier to a duel – “Six weeks to bag a man! No ifs, no buts, no limits, no boundaries and no rules!” The Narcissist is a riotous and politically incorrect post-modern comedy of manners. Guaranteed to leave audiences in gasping fits, this play about middle-class, middle-age sexual politics has been executed with incredible flair.

PRODUCTION HISTORY
Commissioned by La Boite Theatre Company and first produced in March 2007, with a return season at La Boite and the Sydney Theatre Company in 2008.

PLAYWRIGHT
Stephen Carleton is a Brisbane-based practitioner. He is the winner of the 2004/5 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award with his play Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset, which was also shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Award (QTC), and produced by the company in July 2006. In 2007, the play was also nominated for an AWGIE and the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. His play The Narcissist played at La Boite Theatre Company in March 2007, and at the Sydney Opera House for STC in September 2008 and was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards in the same year as Constance. He is also the winner of the 2006 New York New Dramatists’ Award.

Publisher: Playlab Press
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780908156993
Publishing status: AU Dropshipping
Narcissist