Comedy. 90-100 minutes. 4 females, 4 males, 3-6 any gender (8-14 performers possible). Suitable for high school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.
Premiered at Union Catholic Regional High School, (Scotch Plains, NJ) by Fourteen Out of Ten Productions and Union Catholic Performing Arts Company. For the virtual adaptation, see Love (Awkwardly) & (Virtually) (full-length version). Also available in a one-act version here.
Eddie is hopelessly in love with his best friend, Wendy, who, unaware of his interest, is infatuated with another guy. Luke and Roxanne have the perfect relationship—they communicate, give each other space, are never jealous. But Roxanne is about to graduate and go to Fordham, leaving Luke, a junior, behind—the one subject they avoid. Randy and Charlotte's relationship is tempestuously opposite—jealousy, mistrust, poor communication. And on the side, Randy is seeing Laura, Charlotte's best friend. Last year, Laura broke up with George, Randy's close friend. George hasn't ever really recovered and still hopes desperately that she will come back to him. In its own comic fashion, Love (Awkwardly) follows these eight juniors and seniors through wonderful, painful, exhilarating moments and emotions that are adult in magnitude but cramped by the confines of high school.
"Love (Awkwardly) was the perfect fall play for my students. Never before had we produced a show where they had so strongly identified with the characters they were portraying. The rehearsal process was filled with discussions about relationships, both their own and their characters', and it was amazing to see how much they opened up to each other as well as to their audience. I highly recommend this play to any high school theatre director who is looking for a show that their students will truly enjoy, both as performers and as audience members." - Stacie Morano, Director, Bordentown Regional High School (Bordentown, NJ)