Love/Stories (or, but you will get used to it)

Trade Paper – $18.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-2691-6
Publication Date
March 2009
Page Count
106 pages
Trim Size
5.5 x 8.5

Love/Stories (or, but you will get used to it)

Five Short Plays

A casting session for a play about a love affair goes awry. A talk-back with a theater audience becomes the occasion for a life-altering choice. A couple moving in together finds that greater intimacy can be a mixed blessing when even the surface of their dialogue is stripped away.

Metatheatrical antics abound in Itamar Moses’s Love/Stories (or, but you will get used to it), five one-act meditations on modern love and on the act of telling stories — in which a variety of inventive devices stresses the ineradicable gap between art and experience. Reminiscent of the works

of both Samuel Beckett and David Foster Wallace in their verbal dexterity, humor, and generosity, the plays collected in Love/Stories constitute an important addition to the contemporary American theater by one of our most exciting young playwrights.

About the Author

Itamar Moses is the author of seven full-length plays, including Bach at Leipzig,Celebrity Row, The Four of Us, and Back Back Back, and various short plays and one-acts. He was named best young playwright of 2008 by the Wall Street Journal. His work has been produced across the United States and in Canada, and he has taught playwriting at Yale and New York University. A member of the Dramatists Guild, MCC Playwrights’ Coalition, and the New York Theatre Workshop’s Usual Suspects, Moses now lives in Brooklyn.


“An imaginative gem that undermines audience expectations.”

—Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

“Moses has given us the smartest mixed bill of one-act plays to come along since David Ives’s Mere Mortals and Others. Is there anything he can’t do?”

—Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

“Witty, deceptively breezy dissections of what men and women, and playwrights, want.”

—Eric Grode, Village Voice