Tilly’s melancholy is of an exquisite quality. She turns her melancholy into a sexy thing, and every stranger she meets falls in love with her. One day, inexplicably, Tilly becomes happy, and wreaks havoc on the lives of her paramours. Frances, Tilly’s hairdresser, becomes so melancholy that she turns into an almond.
It is up to Tilly to get her back. Melancholy Play is a contemporary farce by MacArthur “genius” Fellow Sarah Ruhl. You might remember her unique spin on Eurydice or her award-winning comedy The Clean House.
“If you’ve never experienced Sarah Ruhl’s work before — or if you’ve wondered what all the fuss over the lauded American playwright is about — Melancholy Play is a good place to start... whimsical, surrealistic, even absurdist somewhat....” - Dallas News