Adaptation

by Elaine May
One of Off-Broadway's all-time successes, this excruciatingly funny and truly satiric play examines and dissects the shortcomings of modern society with rare wit and inventiveness.  Played like a board game in which the contestant advances or is sent back through the seven ages of mant, the play creates a picture of man from birth until death, with all its madness, with all its familiarity and with all its nonsense. What's more, a quartet of male and female players assist the incomparable contestant from "mewling infant" to "second childishness and mere oblivion." Incident after incident makes you laugh and suddenly makes you stop and think that maybe you're laughing at yourself.
"...a brilliant, funny and original one-acter." —Newsday.
"It is witty and sound and very funny." —The New Yorker

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Cast & Crew
Games Master
 
LTC Ernie Washington
Male Players
 
Tom Helfrich, Lemuel Thornton
Female Players
 
Constance Howard, Carol Mussoter
Contestant
 
CPT Peter Perzel
Card Girl
 
Nilene Quigley
Director
 
Kerri Pangman
Stage Manager
 
Sandy Sapatka
Light Operator
 
Vicki Metcalf