perfect arrangement

a play in two acts

4 F / 3 m

It’s 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There’s just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door.

Process Theatre Co

Atlanta, Georgia

Workshop Production, 2009

Source Festival

Washington, DC

World Premiere, 2013

Out North

Anchorage, Alaska

2014

Pandora Productions

Louisville, Kentucky

2014

Process Theatre Co

Atlanta, Georgia

2014

Primary Stages

in association with

MARS Theatricals

New York, New York

Off-Broadway Premiere

2015

Concordia College

Moorhead, Minnesota

2016

Richmond Triangle Players

Richmond, Virginia

2016

Island City Stage

Wilton Manors, Florida

2016

Camille Playhouse

Brownsville, Texas

2016

Vermont Pride Theatre

Burlington, Vermont

2017

Intrepid Theatre Co

San Diego, California

2017

ReAct Theatre

Seattle, Washington

2017

Stage Q

Madison, Wisconsin

2017

Source Festival

Washington, DC

2017

Evolution Theatre

Columbus, Ohio

2017

Pride Films & Plays

Chicago, Illinois

2017

Raleigh Little Theatre

Raleigh, North Carolina

2017

Playhouse on the Square

Memphis, Tennessee

2018

Theatrical Outfit

Atlanta, Georgia

2018

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

2018

Springer Opera House

Columbus, Georgia

2018

Uptown Players

Dallas, Texas

2018

Fredericksburg Theatre Ensemble

Fredericksburg, Virginia

2018

An Other Theatre

Provo, Utah

2018

R-S Theatrics

St. Louis, Missouri

2018

Dezart Performs

Palm Springs, California

2019

Freefall Theatre

St. Petersburg, Florida

2019

Greenbelt Arts Center

Greenbelt, Maryland

2019

Canisius College

Buffalo, New York

2019

University of Massachusetts

Lowell, Massachusetts

2019

Brookfield Theatre for the Arts

Brookfield, Connecticut

2019

The Barn Theatre

Port Sanilac, Michigan

2019

Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, California

2019

Silver Spring Stage

Silver Spring, Maryland

2020

Surrey Little Theatre

Surrey, British Columbia

2020

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