Leslye Headland’s biting, fast-paced comedy Assistance, part of her “Seven Deadly Sins” play cycle, explores greed and power both professional and personal. Leslye Headland’s Assistance is a biting, high-octane satire about our attraction to power and what we’re willing to sacrifice to stay in its orbit. “Bachelorette” writer-director Leslye Headland says her play about long-suffering executive assistants is not a tell-all, but the notoriously.

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I really loved Nick and Nora’s banter and complicated relationship, as well as the other supporting characters’ amusing desperation.

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Raul rated it really liked it Nov 12, She briefly comments during her dance how absurd Daniel is and how she is able to destroy his powerful reputation. Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention from March All Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention.

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After messing up on her first day by putting Daniel on hold, Nick takes the brunt of his boss’s insults. Books by Leslye Headland.


Beside Vince’s desk is a box with all of his belongings. She is such a thrilling modern playwright with a knack for quick wit and making dislikable characters enjoyable.

She has just been fired for Nora’s mistake, but believes it is because she is going to her uncle’s funeral. This article’s plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed.


Lfslye — Assistance by Leslye Headland. The script was a good read. Retrieved from ” https: Julia rated it liked it Mar 05, Jessica Pabst Lighting Designer: Writer lets girls get the last dirty word”. Nick and Nora have an awkward encounter that sets the tone for their relationship.

Assistance : Playwrights Horizons

It tells the story of a half-dozen twenty-something assistants to a monster millionaire mogul, and the depths to which they’ll sink to assiatance close to “greatness”. Pat Moran rated it really liked it May 23, She sits at Heather’s old lslye.

But Daniel is never seen or even heard – there are sounds of him yelling over the phone but that’s it. It is 11 PM and Nick and Nora are hard at work typing and answering phone calls.


Assistance by Leslye Headland

Justin threatens to come back, but Nora convinces him to stay because she does not want to have to go with Daniel. Paperback61 pages.

On top of all of this tension they still need to do their jobs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 26 March Reminds me a lot of The Office tv series. Roma Panganiban rated it it was ok Nov 28, The Department of Theatre seeks students interested in studying acting, directing, scene design Fast-paced, gutsy and good-looking. It’s a lot of office stuff in overlapping conversations.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. NBC has given script orders to Leslye Headland’s Assistancea single-camera workplace comedy based on the play. Guide written by Eleanor Cohn-Eichner. See all upcoming theatre performances.