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Christina Masciotti
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When Stanley invites his estranged 18-year-old daughter to spend her first winter break from college with him in his recently robbed row home that doubles as a gun shop, he is stunned by a stray jolt of the unfamiliar: a home suddenly alive with disquiet, and a shocking glimpse at a life with potential.

Production Info

Cast: 2 total (1 female, 1 male)
Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“Remarkable … ADULT acquires a kind of quiet force.” —The Village Voice

“It’s a blessing and relief to see people on stage like Stanley and Tara: beautifully drawn … treated with rough, cuffing affection by their portraitist … Masciotti has made brilliantly two rich characters … Her character work can’t be surpassed.” —Time Out New York

“Christina Masciotti treats her characters with a kindness and patience that are usually accorded to only the very young or very old … This playwright has a distinctive gift for finding an original poetry in everyday speech.” —The New York Times

About the Author


  • Christina Masciotti

    Christina Masciotti has been described as a playwright with a "distinctive gift" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times. In New York, her work has been presented by The Bushwick Starr, New York City Players, Abrons Arts Center, New York Theatre Workshop, The Chocolate Factory Theater, The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival, and CUNY's Prelude Festival. Domestic and international presentations include: Arts Emerson's T N T Festival (Boston); Circle X Theatre (Los Angeles); LaStarria 90's Desorientacion Series (Santiago, Chile); Theater Bonn (Bonn, Germany); the VIE Scena Contemporanea Festival (Modena, Italy); the International Theatre Institute (Athens, Greece); and, as part of PS 122's New York Express Tour, Theater Garonne (Toulouse, France), T2G (Genevilliers, France), Le Maillon (Strasbourg, France), and ZKM (Zagreb, Croatia). VISION DISTURBANCE was cited as one of the Best Plays of 2010 by Time Out New York, and monologues from her later play ADULT have been anthologized in Smith and Kraus' The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2014, and Applause Theater and Cinema Books' Best Contemporary Monologues for Women. The original scripts for both VISION DISTURBANCE and ADULT have been selected for preservation in the permanent archives of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 6/5/2017
Pages 56
ISBN 9780881457148

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

ADULT was made possible with support from The Puffin Foundation, LMCC, and the generous contributions of many individual patrons.

ADULT premiered at Abrons Art Center in January 2014, featuring Jimmie James and Betsy Hogg.

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Adult is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


8/19/2022 – 9/3/2022
None Too Fragile Theatre
Akron, OH