Some Girl(s)

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Some Girl(s)
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Off-Broadway Cast Promotional Image
Written by Neil Labute
Date premiered 2006
Place premiered Off-Broadway
Original language English
Genre Comedy-Drama

Some Girl(s) is a play written by Neil LaBute about a man only identified as "Man" who is about to get married. Before his wedding, he decides to visit his ex-girlfriends, all of whom he mistreated. His exes include: Sam, his former high school sweetheart; Lindsay, a college professor from Boston; Tyler, his Chicago fling; and Bobbi, a woman from Los Angeles whom he actually could have ended up with.

Productions[edit]

The play opened in London in May 2005 at the Gielgud Theatre. The cast included David Schwimmer in the lead role, Catherine Tate, Lesley Manville, Saffron Burrows and Sara Powell.[1]

The play premiered Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, produced by MCC Theater on June 8, 2006 and closed on July 8, 2006. [2] Directed by Jo Bonney, the cast starred Eric McCormack (Man), Fran Drescher (Lindsay), Judy Reyes (Tyler), Brooke Smith (Sam), and Maura Tierney (Bobbi), all known primarily for their television work.[3]

The play was staged in Toronto at the Tarragon Theatre in the Extra Space from June 27–30, 2012.[4]

London's Tower Theatre Company staged a revival of the play from 12 to 16 February 2013 at Theatro Technis in Camden Town.[5]

Adaptations[edit]

A film adaptation of Some Girl(s)'' premiered at the SXSW Festival on March 9, 2013.[6] [7] The film stars Adam Brody, who is credited as Man. It also stars Jennifer Morrison as Sam, Emily Watson as Lindsay, Mia Maestro as Tyler, Kristen Bell as Bobbi, and Zoe Kazan as a newly written character named Reggie, the younger sister of the main character's best friend. The screenplay was written by Neil LaBute and directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billington, Michael. Some Girls The Guardian, 25 May 2005
  2. ^ Hernandez, Ernio. "Drescher, Reyes, Smith and Tierney Are Some Girl(s) to McCormack in New LaBute Play" playbill.com, June 8, 2006
  3. ^ " Some Girl(s) Listing" lortel.org, accessed May 9, 2015
  4. ^ http://ttdb.ca/shows/some-girls/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Some Girl(s)". Archive. Tower Theatre Company. 
  6. ^ Leydon, Joe (March 11, 2013). "SXSW Review: 'Some Girl(s)'". 
  7. ^ a b Gans, Andrew. "Film Version of Neil LaBute's 'Some Girl(s)' Will Be Released Digitally in June" playbill.com, May 3, 2013
  8. ^ Holden, Stephen. "Movie Review. 'Some Girl(s)' Is Based on Neil LaBute’s Play" The New York Times, June 27, 2013

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