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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Listen to “Leslye Headland, Assistance” on Spreaker. February 03, — March 11, Mainstage Theater. Jenny tries to help the assiwtance, and Nora gets flustered because Jenny is doing her job better than she is.

Eric Pfeffinger rated it really liked it Sep 15, In the first interlude of the play, Vince expresses his sexual desire to an anonymous person on the phone.

Nick and Nora flirt and joke to distract themselves from their unhappiness. This article’s plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed.

Assistance by Leslye Headland

Madeleine rated it liked it Feb 28, Later in the scene things start to get hectic. Jenny is also in her mid to late 20s; she is British and full of life. I really loved Nick and Nora’s banter and complicated relationship, as well as the other supporting characters’ amusing desperation.


This play is based on Leslye Headland’s time as an assistant to Harvey Weinstein; so as a former employee of The Weinstein Company, I may be a bit biased in my rating. 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.

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It ran from February March 11, Assistance ran from April May 24 with performances on Friday and Saturday nights. Thea rated it really liked it Nov 18, 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.

Roma Panganiban rated it it was ok Nov 28, Read More dancers Performer. 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.


Her extraordinarily elegant tap dance is a work of art mixed with hate because she despises what the office stands for. Ellen rated it liked it Aug 25, And like Justin, he left her on the side of the road. NBC has given script orders to Leslye Headland’s Assistancea single-camera workplace comedy based on the play. See all upcoming theatre performances. Under the speedy direction of Trip Cullman, the top-notch cast masters these characters.

I like the modern references hexdland youtube les,ye videos. Logan rated it it was ok Jun 15, Fast-paced, gutsy and good-looking. And it needs to be defended constantly.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Dramatists Play Service published Assistance in June The tension between Nora and Jenny is intense.


Return to Book Page. No trivia or quizzes yet. Hayley rated it really liked it Aug 25, The person driving Daniel’s limosine drove over his foot. Read More actors, singers, dancers Performer.

Julia rated it liked it Mar 05,