Overview


Synopsis

Four lives intertwine over the course of four and a half years in this densely-plotted, stinging look at modern love and betrayal. Twelve scenes chronicle the love affairs, rivalries, seductions, and betrayals of four characters (two men, two women) in a spare, intense style -- sometimes coarse, sometimes obscene, but calling for real sensitivity and vulnerability in the acting.

Closer opened at London’s Royal National Theatre in 1997 won the Olivier award that year for Best New Play. After its premiere on Broadway it also picked up a Tony Award, and was adapted into a screenplay in 2004 for a major film starring Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen, and Jude Law. It has since been produced in countries all around the world.

*Contains very strong language and sexual references.


Characters

Female

Lead

Spoken

Dan

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Category
Number of Acts
2 Acts
First Produced
1997
Genres
Settings
Multiple Settings, Simple/No Set
Time & Place
present day, london
Cast Size
Licensor
Ideal For
College/University, Ensemble Cast, Professional Theatre, Small Cast
Casting Notes

Includes young adult, adult characters

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