Miro Gavran, writer

The Doll

Theme: male-female relationship
Number of characters: 1 male, 1 female
Number of acts: A one-act play
Setting: living room
Time: present
Written in: 2012
Premiere: 2012, STOREFRONT & Bench Productions + The Local Theatre Present, New York, USA



Summary:

The play The Doll tells of a 39-year-old man whose girlfriend leaves him after a six-year relationship due to his reluctance for the marriage and child that she wants. Left alone, he cannot bear the loneliness and after a few months begins to live with a woman-doll, the latest android designed to make men happy. But the android was constructed by a female scientist, who gave some of her own views on male-female relationships to the android, so that through the playful and humorous situations undergone by this lonely man and the “doll”, the audience sees the essence of wrongdoing toward women and the misunderstanding of them by today’s men. In living with a “doll”, the man will gradually become aware of the mistakes for which his girlfriend left him.

This play was premiered in June, 2012 at the Storefront & Bench Productions in New York, USA. Translated into English, German, Polish, Czech, Slovenian, Russian and Slovakian.

The play has been performed in 10 hteatres in the U.S.A., Croatia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, India, Slovenia and Slovakia.

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