Cover art by Billy Mitchell

Romantic Trapezoid

Victor L Cahn

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Melissa figures she has everything: a thriving career, a devoted partner (who never overstays his welcome), and the freedom to enjoy whatever and whomever else she wants. But when an unexpected visitor brings equally unexpected news, Melissa's rollicking life turns into comic confusion, replete with surprising twists and a tantalizing resolution.

Production Info

Cast: 3 total (2 female, 1 male)
Full Length Comedy (about 90 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“A deliciously clever theatrical rom-com … As we left the theatre after the show, an enthralled audience member exclaimed, ‘That was charming, really charming.’ And it was. Three superb actors, one great text, and a director with a strong eye for detail ensures a production that is deeply satisfying to watch … Victor L Cahn’s script is soaked in optimism. It feels like he is rooting for relationships. He unpacks the complexity of relationship compromise in an inventive, funny, and creative way. He allows for marvelous character development and enjoyable slaloming through the winding twists of the plot. He has cut away any extraneous fat and allowed for a precise, lean offering that leaves you perfectly sated. ROMANTIC TRAPEZOID is a sophisticated comedy that deals with the complexities of modern relationships with wit and intelligence.” —

“ROMANTIC TRAPEZOID is a romantic whirlwind that takes us through the course of love that starts out doomed and ends stronger than ever.” —

“Bubbly, clever, and fresh.” —

“A brisk look into commitment issues … vibrant, funny, and refreshing … Cahn’s script can veer smartly from the classic romantic trope it musters … the play is a quick ‘pick me up’ for anyone that wants to see a pair fall and rise again to realize, indeed, they are a dynamic duo.” —

“Adorable, retro romantic caper … engaging and lovely to observe … a highly entertaining series of vignettes.” —

About the Author


  • Victor L Cahn

    Victor L. Cahn has written numerous plays produced Off-Broadway and regionally, including VILLAINOUS COMPANY, ROSES IN DECEMBER, EMBRACEABLE ME, FIT TO KILL, DALLY WITH THE DEVIL, A DISH FOR THE GODS, ROMANTIC TRAPEZOID, GETTING THE BUSINESS, BOTTOM OF THE NINTH, and SHERLOCK SOLO, a one-man show that he performed. He has appeared onstage throughout the Capital Region of New York, taking leading roles in works by Shakespeare, Shaw, Pinter, Coward, Ayckbourn, Simon, Gurney, Christie, and Knott. He is Professor Emeritus of English at Skidmore College, and author of fifteen books (seven on Shakespeare), and his articles and reviews have appeared in such varied publications as Modern Drama, The Literary Review, The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Variety.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 2/12/2019
Pages 70
ISBN 9780881458091

Special Notes

Special Notes

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