Anna Ziegler’s tenderly chiaroscuro play about adolescence is an unmitigated pleasure Ziegler’s writing is rueful, frank and fresh; her insights into young. THE STORY: Best friends Lauren and Eliza are challenged by the onset of adulthood in this deeply felt and incisive meditation on young women coming of age. One of those works was Anna Ziegler’s play “BFF” (that’s “best friends forever,” for anyone too old to recognize the acronym), at the DR2.

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View all 3 comments. What’s been nagging at Lauren is her guilt over having abandoned Eliza.

Furthermore, she deserves thanks for delving into the issue with such a strong sense of how any number of young women and men talk to each other nowadays. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Alexandra Shields rated it liked it Oct 21, What Lauren hasn’t learned aiegler as it takes many people a while to learn – is that maturing brings inevitable change.

Bff: Best Friends Forever

In BFF — the acronym stands for Best Friends Forever — the playwright suggests that a frequent ingredient in the complex relationship between girls is guilt. Concluding a regular yoga break, she meets Seth Jeremy Webba man neurotic enough to be seeing a psychotherapist but who annna seems as more-or-less normal as Lauren.


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Can old complaints be forgot? Viva marked it as to-read Sep 23, Monica Brooks marked it as to-read Feb 21, Phoebe Wright rated it really liked it Feb 18, Alex rated it it was amazing Dec 03, She also needs time to realize that a corollary to change is the inability to change others, particularly others whose mental health is impaired. Although remaining unsure of whom she is and what she wants, Lauren experiences a relatively normal adolescence, whereas Eliza — whose father dies when she’s still young — develops threatening psychological problems, with anorexia a crucial symptom.

Beautiful, contemporary, and moving. Both thesps capture the internal fight between desperately wanting to cling to something and knowing it must change. Heisler has found a creditable way to portray Eliza’s souring manner and, specifically, her deteriorating physical condition.

Zeigler also gives Lauren a surprisingly honest cruelty.

With courtiers circling [ Pat Moran marked it as to-read Aug 04, Hardcover58 pages. Premier Logo Created with Sketch. Best friends Zietler and Eliza are challenged by the onset of adulthood in this zieglrr felt and incisive meditation on young women coming of age. Gretta rated it liked it Oct 26, When Clifton Taylor’s cool, bright lights initially go up on the stage, Lauren is provocatively playing with Eliza’s hair.

Caroline Sarkozi marked it as to-read Mar 16, In her New York stage debut, “BFF,” poet-playwright Anna Ziegler crafts several moments that exquisitely reveal the love and resentment between two best friends. Interspersed among the growing-pains sequences is a later, yet related, episode for the grown-up Lauren, who has become a marine biologist.


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It’s a valuable insight — and one that Ziegler probes keenly in her fine minute play, although it’s also one she might have examined even more closely. Heather rated it it was ok Aug 16, Want to Read saving…. Bt rated it liked it Feb 28, Also has some great monologues for females 16 years old – 28 year old. Troy Johnson marked it as to-read Sep 12, Please fill out this field with valid email address.

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