Writers: Leslye Headland


Show Information

Number of Acts
First Produced
Comedy, Dark Comedy
Contemporary, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
contemporary (2000s), an expensive hotel room, new york city
Cast Size
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Ensemble Cast, Mature Audiences, Mostly Female Cast, Professional Theatre, Small Cast
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes adult characters


Despite being technically overweight, Becky is the first of her friends to get married. This doesn’t sit well with her maid of honor, Regan, a pill-popping queen of the mean girls, whose own relationship is going nowhere. Against Becky’s stated wishes, Regan invites two toxic party girls from their high school days -- sweetly self-destructive Katie, and caustically witty Gena -- to trash Becky’s expensive New York City hotel room, on a wild bachelorette binge sans the bride. The evening starts out innocently enough, with plenty of champagne, cocaine, and cruel gossip, but the looming spectre of spinsterhood fills them with fear and envy. When the girls tear the wedding dress, and Regan invites some random dudes -- sleazy Jeff and sweet stoner Joe == to join the party, the evening takes an even darker turn. Leslye Headland’s hilarious black comedy Bachelorette explores gluttony and envy through the lense of addiction. Part of her Seven Deadly Sins cycle, this play is a fast-paced, furiously foul-mouthed, unexpectedly intimate look at hurt, betrayal, and friendship.

Lead Characters

Bachelorette guide sections