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Love...Or Best Offer

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  2w, 2m

Phil Olson's charming four-hander is a romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of online dating in the “over 50” generation, including overcoming heartbreak and rejection—all to find love...or best offer.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2w, 2m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Romantic Comedy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
Accolades
Accolades
  • Winner! Robert J. Pickering/J.R. Colbeck Award for Playwriting Excellence
    Winner! Cinempress Stage Play Contest
    Finalist: AACT Play Fest
    Finalist: ScreenCraft Stage Play Competition

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Summary
Cheryl is a widow of two years, Stan is newly divorced. After failed blind dates, their best friends, Lori and Dave, convince them to try online dating with the new dating website, “Friends, Love or Whatever.” With the worst dating advice in the world from their friends, Cheryl and Stan set out to find happiness and true love—online. All the trials and tribulations of online dating come to the forefront, including overcoming heartbreak and rejection, all in an effort to find love...or best offer.
History
Love...or Best Offer premiered at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on 18 February 2023. The Group Rep production, directed by Doug Engalla, featured Stephanie Colet, Kathleen Delaney, Doug Haverty and Marc Antonio Pritchett.
Cast Attributes
Keywords
CHERYL – Over 50. Professional, businesswoman.
STAN – Over 50. Nerdish, computer multi-millionaire.
LORI – Over 50. Cheryl's best friend.
DAVE – Over 50. Stan's friend and Chief Operating Officer of Stan's company.
  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day
  • Setting Cheryl’s living room and Stan’s home office. The present.
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Additional Features No intermission
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Cautions
    • Alcohol
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

“Excellent... warmly funny and genuinely memorable.” – NoHo Arts District

“Well written with great character development... a perfect gift for the month of love.” – Glamgical

“Warmly funny and genuinely memorable... This excellent play centers around two people dipping their reluctant toes in the insipid dating pool... It’s a very sweet concept made all the sweeter by some very clever writing... some really funny setups and quite brilliant one liners.” – NoHo Arts District

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  • Playwright Phil Olson on Love...or Best Offer youtube thumbnail

    Playwright Phil Olson on Love...or Best Offer

  • Stephanie and Doug Consider Love...or Best Offer youtube thumbnail

    Stephanie and Doug Consider Love...or Best Offer

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  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Authors

Phil Olson

Phil Olson grew up in Edina, Minnesota, home of the first indoor mall. His father’s grandparents came over from Norway and homesteaded a farm north of Fargo, North Dakota. His mother’s grandparents also came over from Norway and ended up in Virginia, Minnesota; the iron range ...

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