Music and book by Marisa Michelson
Book and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen
When Leslie announces he's walking out on his marriage to Avery, she does the only thing she can think of: she throws a canvas bag over her head, offering him a blank slate on which to project his fantasies. When he doesn't want to play, she makes him, and her fantasies prove more powerful than he can handle. Inspired by Rene Magritte's painting of the same title.
"The Lovers" was commissioned and produced by Prospect Theater Company in New York, NY, 2008, directed by Stefanie Sertich, with the following cast:
LESLIE - Doug Shapiro
AVERY - Sarah Corey
It was subsequently produced by Calliope Theatre Company in August 2011, and by The Vineyard Playhouse in October 2011.
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