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Office Plays, The

  • Adam Bock
  • Collection / Anthology, Dramatic Comedy, Present Day, Contemporary
  • ISBN: 9780573660276

A collection of two full-length plays: The Receptionist and Thugs.

  • Collection / Anthology
  • Dramatic Comedy
  • 75 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day, Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Senior, Adult
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set
  • Cautions: No Special Cautions

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Reader's Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student

"A twisty comedy... Mr. Bock's poison Post-It note of a play."

 The New York Times

"Bock's intense initial focus on the routine goes to the heart of The Receptionist's pointed, painfully timely allegory...elliptical, provocative play..."

 Time Out New York


"Bock starts you off laughing, but leaves you with a chill..."

 Time Out New York

"...a delightfully paranoid little nightmare that is both more chillingly realistic and pointedly absurd than anything John Grisham ever dreamed up..."

 The New York Times

Premiere Production:

The Receptionist: Manhattan Theater Club, directed by Joe Mantello (Wicked)

The Thugs: Soho Rep, directed by Anne Kauffman

  • Casting:
  • Casting Attributes: Non-Traditional casting

The Receptionist: 2 men, 2 women

The Thugs: 6 women, 2 men

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