The Wrong Jen Harper

Comedy | 3 female, 1 male | approx 10 min

An aspiring actress’ plans for stardom hit an unexpected bump when a new star emerges with the same name.

What people are saying about
The Wrong Jen Harper:

“I know Jen, met her in college, we still keep up; but when playwright Steven Hayet discloses what show she was an extra for, I froze. Hayet must have experience if not only knowledge about the common traps and travesties, workings and wonders, niceties and naïvetés about the dime-a-dozen actress we so often hear about or have even seen head out west. The commercial director is spot-on. Hayet's piece isn't solely focused on the vapidness of stardom, though, it's also an honest portrait and sympathetic portrayal of the acting artist's plight, concerned with identity and moments of truth. ”
- Ricardo Soltero-Brown, Playwright

“God, I love this short play. It had me laughing out loud from beginning to end. Such a weird, unique idea: the antagonist of this story is the protagonist's name. Hayet has got great comedic timing and a unique point of view. But this play isn't just a surface-level romp -- it has substance, kindness, and dignity. I felt like I wanted to fist-pump when I read the last line. A great short play that is screaming to be produced. ”
 - Jordan Elizabeth Henry, Playwright

Production History:

2018 | Actors' Theatre Living On The Edge Festival | Grand Rapids, MI 
2018 | Ready, Set, Scratch: An evening of new writing | London, UK

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