Anna Ziegler’s tenderly chiaroscuro play about adolescence is an unmitigated pleasure Ziegler’s writing is rueful, frank and fresh; her insights into young. THE STORY: Best friends Lauren and Eliza are challenged by the onset of adulthood in this deeply felt and incisive meditation on young women coming of age. One of those works was Anna Ziegler’s play “BFF” (that’s “best friends forever,” for anyone too old to recognize the acronym), at the DR2.
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It’s a valuable insight — and one that Ziegler probes keenly in her fine minute play, although it’s also one she might have examined even more closely. Locations New York City.
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Jen rated it it was amazing Dec 10, But in their nonchalance, they hint at the crises that will shape the play. Christine rated it liked it Nov 14, However, the elegance zieglsr individual scenes gets dulled by a structure dependent on flimsy tricks and dubious ziegleg. Please fill out this field with valid email address. Matthew Porubsky rated it really liked it Aug 27, Jill marked it as to-read Nov 26, Beamish13 marked it as to-read Aug 05, Premier Logo Created with Sketch.
Heather rated it it was ok Aug 16, She simply can’t handle the pressure she’s put on herself.
Want to Read saving…. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’m officially co-producing this show. Janneth Rosaly marked it as to-read Nov 08, bvf Return to Book Page. SaintAnn’s added it Sep 18, Both thesps capture the internal fight between desperately wanting to cling to something and knowing it must change.
BFF – Anna Ziegler
Tagged in this Story. When Clifton Taylor’s cool, bright lights initially go up on the stage, Lauren is provocatively playing with Eliza’s hair.
Diamonds seem shinier in so much rough. Alexandra Shields rated it liked it Oct 21, Yes, there are instances when the dialogue has the ring of afternoon specials, but maybe any play about young people grappling with these issues would conjure the same association.
Cori Joyce rated it liked it Feb 10, While it’s true these things often go unconfronted in life, it might have behooved Ziegler to consider the prospect with more dramaturgical directness. Miranda Reilly rated it really liked it Jun 22, The terse exchanges are exactly right for conversation where defensiveness prevails.
Zoe Erwin-Longstaff rated it it was ok Mar 09, Also has some great monologues for females 16 years old – 28 year old.
Monica Brooks marked it as to-read Feb 21, Kashmera stawarz rated it really liked it Dec 12, Refresh and try again.
Ian marked it as to-read Dec 01, Mallory added it Feb 26, That’s my next gig! Without disrupting her world, she tells us when to pay attention. View all 3 comments.
As she begins embracing her sexuality and intelligence, Lauren slowly rejects Eliza, whose social awkwardness and experience with death in her family have made her a frightened mouse, like Carrie White without the telekinesis. Lists with This Book. Laura Baker added it Aug 18, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
And even though Eliza eventually insists she’s not a lesbian, the possibility persists that she is and that the two girls are entangled in a one-sided, though latent love affair.