The Mistakes Madeline Made
Published by Dramatists Play Service
3 Male 2 Female
What happens if you just stop showering?
In this twisted and hilarious coming-of-age story, a girl develops Ablutophobia - the fear of bathing
Struggling with a soul-crushing job as a personal assistant, she wages a furious, funny war against all things pampered and clean
As her smell starts to overwhelm her co-workers and many casual lovers - a series of bad poets - the play raises the questions - is dirty living a political act?
And is clean living even possible in these times of unrest?
An unlikely story of love
And smelly people
"Crisply assured style and brainy content ... which charts the breakdown of a newly minted college grad on her first brain-numbing job ... takes a good hard look at how the world appears to a generation of smart young kids. From a safe distance, the picture is savagely funny. But when you get close enough, it looks like hell" ~ Variety