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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Archived from the original on 26 March The seventh remains unannounced. Retrieved 4 March Jnanasiddhy Raghavendra rated lesye it was ok Sep 25, But each assistant shares a deep ambition, desire for status, and twisted allegiance to their abusive boss, even in the face of volatile power plays, unreasonable demands, and physical injury.

Justin reveals that Daniel’s limousine ran over his foot, but he tries to shed the blame and protect Daniel by saying it was his own fault. After messing up on her first day by putting Daniel on hold, Nick takes the brunt of his boss’s insults.


Aug 12, Elliot rated it really liked it.

Assistance by Leslye Headland

Overall could use more oomph. Reminds me a lot of The Office tv series.

February 03, — March 11, Mainstage Theater. Paperback61 pages. 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. National Unified Auditions New York.

Justin is in Chicago lealye Daniel and is constantly getting bombarded by his requests. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Ferrell expects the show to be fairly similar to Headland’s original play.

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asssitance At the end of the play, drunk and dismantled Jenny tap dances wildly around the office and destroys the workspace. And assistancs really captured the frenetic, snide, dysfunctional office environment. In a short amount of time Nora has decided that she has had assisstance, and she walks out. Heather then comes up with the plan that she will deliver the books to Daniel right before she goes to lesoye funeral. They put Jenny on speakerphone and they catch up.


She is such a thrilling modern playwright with a knack for quick wit and making dislikable characters enjoyable. Laurel rated it really liked it Oct 19, It was her job Jenny is also in her mid to late 20s; she is British and full of life.

It ran from February March 11, Nick and Vince, both in their mid-to-late 20s, assist Weisinger in his hectic workplace. The Department of Theatre seeks students interested in studying acting, directing, scene design Want to Read Currently Reading Read. While they are typing away on their computers, they get a call from Jenny, who is in Tokyo with Daniel.

In the final scene Nick and Justin are in the office, and it is obvious that Nick has finally been promoted.