May 13, 2019

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.

Author: Kashakar Shaktirn
Country: Liechtenstein
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 6 May 2008
Pages: 75
PDF File Size: 5.4 Mb
ePub File Size: 2.47 Mb
ISBN: 340-7-77418-977-4
Downloads: 47631
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Goran

However, the elegance of individual scenes gets dulled zielger a structure dependent on flimsy tricks and dubious conclusions. Without disrupting her world, she tells us when to pay attention. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Definitely recommend this play.

Alexandra Shields rated it liked it Oct 21, Like View 1 comment. Scenes of the two girls are intercut with Lauren as an adult, falling in love with a man Jeremy Webb but telling him her name is Eliza. To ask other readers questions about Bffplease sign up. Emma marked it as to-read Nov 11, Phoebe Wright rated it really liked it Feb 18, Please fill out this field with valid email address.

Winston Duke has had quite a year. Can old ana be forgot? Jill marked it as to-read Nov 26, 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.


Both thesps capture the internal fight between desperately wanting to cling to something and knowing it must change. Irham rated it liked it Feb 08, That’s my next gig! Want to Read saving…. Ziegler is to be congratulated for noticing these perhaps abstruse aspects of friendship.

Best friends Lauren and Eliza are bf by the onset of adulthood in this deeply felt and incisive meditation on young women coming of age.

BFF: “best Friends Forever” – Anna Ziegler – Google Books

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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In addition, Lauren is the kind of person who allows others to get zisgler close but no closer.

In her New York stage debut, “BFF,” poet-playwright Anna Ziegler crafts several moments that exquisitely reveal the love and resentment between two best friends.

Ian marked it as to-read Dec 01, Webb’s Seth is a fellow ziegled bland on first impression but ultimately proves to have many mitigating attractions. 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. Mallory added zisgler Feb 26, Lists with This Book. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

That she doesn’t is the sole drawback to her otherwise insightful piece.


The PlayFinder™

No trivia or quizzes yet. Monica Brooks marked it as to-read Feb 21, Books by Anna Ziegler. Robin Vest also hampers the show with her over-designed set. Political plotting has become a national pastime in Britain. Miranda Reilly rated it really liked it Jun 22, SaintAnn’s added it Sep 18, They begin an affair marred by one major sticking point; in an addled moment at their first encounter, Lauren told Seth her name is Eliza, and she never finds the right moment to retract the falsehood.

Melina marked it as to-read Oct 26, She simply can’t handle the pressure she’s put on herself. Although remaining unsure of whom she is and what she wants, Lauren experiences a relatively normal adolescence, whereas Eliza — whose father dies when she’s still ziegled — develops threatening psychological problems, with anorexia a crucial symptom. View all 3 comments. Interspersed among the growing-pains sequences is a later, yet related, aiegler for the grown-up Lauren, who has become a marine biologist.

Ziegler presents the disturbing scope of the situation in a ziegldr of to-the-point scenes, few of which run more ziegldr two or three minutes.