BEST FRIEND

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Following a life-changing family tragedy, Ben seeks solace in his childhood friend Andrew. Despite being out of touch for many years, Andrew and his fiancée Lilly agree to take Ben in and help him get back on his feet. But with Ben comes emotional baggage — toxic behavior and a stridently stubborn worldview that tests Andrew and Lilly's patience and threatens their relationship. Touching on gender dynamics, Gamergate, toxic masculinity, and America's culture war, Best Friend is the latest dark comedy from playwright Christopher Sullivan (Ensemble Studio Theatre's Youngblood, USC John Welles Writing for Screen and TV MFA), and dares to ask, “In the age of wokeness, how far would you go to redeem your un-Woke friend?”

Reviews

An interesting exploration of contemporary issues of class, elitism, and stereotyping those whom we think we know. Nice work by the actors in creating believable characters and tension. But given what happens, I thought this could've been a 60 minute play.

sweet-sour - denzil meyers


An interesting exploration of contemporary issues of class, elitism, and stereotyping those whom we think we know. Nice work by the actors in creating believable characters and tension. But given what happens, I thought this could've been a 60 minute play.

sweet-sour - denzil meyers