Leslye Headland’s biting, fast-paced comedy Assistance, part of her “Seven Deadly Sins” play cycle, explores greed and power both professional and personal. Leslye Headland’s Assistance is a biting, high-octane satire about our attraction to power and what we’re willing to sacrifice to stay in its orbit. “Bachelorette” writer-director Leslye Headland says her play about long-suffering executive assistants is not a tell-all, but the notoriously.

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Guide written by Lesley Cohn-Eichner. Julia rated it liked it Mar 05, Ashley rated it really liked it Dec 26, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater.

This article’s plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Reminds me a lot of The Office tv series. It was her job Beside Vince’s desk is a box with all of his belongings.

Overall could use more oomph. Fast-paced, gutsy and good-looking. Later in the scene things start to get hectic.

Nora has realized that she can’t do anything because all her life she has been trying to get close to Daniel and it was all she knew. Laughs How did you get enmeshed in this funny business? Eric Pfeffinger rated hezdland really liked it Sep 15, This assistabce was last edited on 17 Novemberat Jenny is also in her mid to late 20s; she is British and full of life.


It tells the story of a half-dozen twenty-something assistants to a monster millionaire mogul, and the depths to which they’ll sink to be close to “greatness”. Assistance by Leslye Headland. Headlad Play Service published Assistance in June Want to Read saving…. I really enjoy Leslye Headland’s work. And it needs to be defended constantly.

Assistance : Playwrights Horizons

The cast is superfine. In a short amount of time Nora hewdland decided that she has had enough, and she walks out. Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. Erin rated it really liked it Mar 08, For these young assistants, life is an endless series of humiliations at the hands of their hellacious boss, a powerful uber-magnate.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The tension between Nora and Jenny is intense. After messing up on her first day by putting Daniel on hold, Nick takes the brunt of his boss’s insults.


Laurel rated it really liked it Oct 19, To ask other readers questions about Assistanceplease sign up. Nora speaks on the phone with Joaquin, struggling to get Daniel’s medicine sent to him so that Daniel receives it immediately as his plane lands in London. Oregon Ballet Theatre is seeking professional classical dancers to fill positions at all levels Jnanasiddhy Raghavendra rated it it was ok Sep 25, The person driving Daniel’s limosine drove over his foot.


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Click here to post your opportunity. Madeleine rated it liked it Feb 28, In the first interlude of the play, Vince expresses his sexual desire to an anonymous person on the phone.

Ferrell expects the show to be fairly similar to Headland’s original play.

Nick and Nora flirt and joke to distract themselves from their unhappiness. Want to see your job listed here? Assistance ran from April May 24 with performances on Friday and Saturday nights.

Logan rated it it was ok Jun 15, It’s been so oft-repeated that I suppose Hell has lost some of its gravitas, much to the delight of whoever may be in charge down there.

I was obsessed with Stephen Sondheim. In the final interlude, Justin talks to his therapist about his broken foot.

Isabel Siragusa rated it liked it May 04, She is such a thrilling modern playwright with a knack for quick wit and making dislikable characters enjoyable.