Fifty Words
Published in volume Loving Longing Leaving
First Staged:
Lucille Lortel Theater, New York, 2008

Fifty Words

By Michael Weller
Published in volume Loving Longing Leaving

A searingly honest, beautifully observed portrait of marriage.

Adam is a successful architect. His wife, Jan is preparing to start an online company. Their beloved nine year-old son is away on his first sleepover.

This will be the first evening they've had to themselves in years. Time to crack open the champagne, devour a Chinese meal and get down to rekindling the fires of passion...

But this is one extraordinary night that will change Adam and Jan's marriage forever.

Press Quotes

'a wild, wise and wonderful piece of theatre, a modern Strindbergian classic'

'[a] grippingly merciless dissection of modern matrimony... gets under your skin and stays there'

Time Out

'faultless... irrational behaviour, rage, reason, love and hate are explored with clever sensitivity'

The Stage

'searing, superb and exquisitely intricate... you can't drag your eyes away from the carnage'


'powerful, shocking and moving'

British Theatre Guide

Also by Michael Weller:

Michael Weller: Five Plays
Side Effects
Do Not Disturb
Loving Longing Leaving

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