TALES OF DOOMED LOVE

1M/1F, Flexible Set, 70 minutes, no intermission

TALES OF DOOMED LOVE turns five classic stories on their heads asking us if love is really worth all the pain. Through funny, biting, and heart wrenching reinventions, these stories shine a new light on the topic of doomed love, asking again whether is it better to have love and lost than never to have loved at all. This two person show offers a vibrant new take on Cinderella, Jason and Medea, Tristan and Isolde, Agamemnon, and Romeo and Juliet.

“The monologues are powerful and captivating. The Romeo and Juliet excerpts are especially satisfying due to Stolowitz’s keen ear for teen dialogue and her wit in adapting the story to a contemporary setting….Tales of Doomed Love is one of the finest entries in the 2008 Capital Fringe Festival.”
– Steven Mcknight, DC Theatre Scene

“Andrea Stolowitz’ startling one-act revision of the story of Agamemnon, part of her evening-length Tales of Doomed Love, was the best original script we saw in this region last year…Its connections to present-day geopolitics were riveting…as the fabled warrior and strategist answered to a war crimes tribunal for the sacrificial murder of his daughter, Iphegenia.”
– Byron Woods, Triangle Independent Weekly

Production History

  • Reading, Key City Public Theater, Pt. Townsend, WA. Jan. 2010.
  • Production, Spooky Action Theater, Washington, DC. Jan. 2009.
  • Production, Capital Fringe Festival, Washington, DC. 2008.
  • Workshop, Streetsigns Center for Lit. and Performance, Chapel Hill, NC. 2004.
  • Workshop Production, Artists of Tomorrow Festival, NYC, NY. 2004.
  • Reading, Famous Door Theater, Chicago, IL. 2003.

Awards

  • Best New Play award. INDEPENDENT WEEKLY, Durham, NC. 2004.
  • Winner Key City Public Theater Regional Playwright Residency
  • Named “Best of the Fringe” by DC THEATER SCENE.

Press

http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/theater/Content?oid=1193919
http://dctheatrescene.com/2008/07/26/tales-of-doomed-love/
http://www.examiner.com/article/spooky-action-s-tales-of-doomed-love-at-the-black-box-theatre-thru-dec-21

Script

Script Sample (PDF)