Synopsis

The Movie Game

$9.99

Adam Hummel

Published by Dramatic Publishing

5 Male 4 Female

The Movie Game is the story of Jack Goldberg, an unemployed cinephile, who has found himself in the midst of a pre-midlife crisis

Disenchanted with his weekly custom of meeting lifelong friend Sam (Samantha) at a condemned neighborhood movie theater for Chinese takeout, Jack decides the time has come for a drastic change

In an attempt to shake the rut he is in, Jack agrees to see "the therapist to the stars," Dr Seuz, after his overbearing mother schedules an appointment for him

Seuz soon convinces Jack that, in order for him to move on with his life, he must undergo a radical type of therapy that forces Jack to play the leading man in his own romantic comedy

What begins as an informal, albeit unconventional exercise soon escalates to include an over-the-top director, a supporting cast of Jack's mother and father, and a love interest-played by Jack's awkward and bookish sister

Meanwhile, Jack, unsure of his therapist's sanity, takes matters into his own hands after meeting and falling head over heels for the beautiful, but regrettably engaged Maggie

But Sam envisions a different ending to Jack's movie, an ending that puts her in Jack's arms instead of Maggie

Through a script that combines humor and heart, laughter and love, the audience is treated to a romantic comedy for the stage that tips its hat to pop culture and pays homage to such classic films as The Philadelphia Story, Annie Hall, and When Harry Met Sally

Received The Mark Twain Comedy Playwriting Award

"A screamingly funny and original execution of the romantic comedy genre ... Hummel has created original, fresh, fast-paced dialogue forfascinating characters ..." ~ Duluth News Tribune

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