Special occasions

Play for 2 characters (1 man, 1 woman)

Series of flashbacks, over fifteen years, show the various occasions which make up marriages, weddings, funerals, play openings and other catastrophes.

Amy and Michael Ruskin are celebrating their fifteenth wedding anniversary and their upcoming divorce. Michael is a reformed television writer turned playwright. Amy is competitive but inwardly insecure. The play is structured as a series of flashbacks. After the opening scene, the play goes back in time ten years and recreates the various special occasions which make up marriages: anniversaries, weddings, funerals, play openings and other catastrophes. And, after all is said and done, the couple ends as they began on their fifteenth anniversary, dancing to a recording of "Love is here to stay".