Play directory : The Optimist

Welcome to the Mandy Crew USA Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other Mandy Crew USA members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Jason Chimonides
  • Written
    2009
  • Overview
    The Optimist looks at the volatile and surprisingly hilarious clash of passion and genetics when three well-bred, intelligent twentysomethingsfraternal twin brothers Noel and Declan and Noel's ex-girlfriend Nicoleencamp at a cheap motel in Tallahassee, Florida on the eve of a friend's funeral, and the marriage of the young men's father to the woman with whom he had a longstanding affair while their mother was still alive. Sex, mortality, and unrequited love lurk throughout the play as the trio anticipates the funeral of their young friend, and the wedding of the father who the young men believe was responsible for their beloved mother's death.