Matt & Ben
It's the story Hollywood has glamorized, publicized, and bombarded us with--how it all began for the two young men, now famous for their on-again-off-again romances and their big-budget smashes and flops.It Started with a script for Good Will Hunting , slaved over by the bright young dreamers (portrayed in this play's premiere by the female playwrights) in their run-down a...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published October 5th 2004 by Overlook TP
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This was an amusing play. Although extremely clever and insightful into character and the way we read into celebrity character, it's also clearly the work of young writers, still playing with form. There is a postmodern introduction where we meet the characters and they start narrating the story as if it's a film script. Once the characters start interacting, though, there's plenty of fun and funny dialogue.
This play might have seemed more clever if I knew a bit more about Matt Damon and Ben Affleck or just about Hollywood culture in general. I liked the concept of a script really falling from the ceiling, though. It led to some interesting dilemmas.
American actress & writer who stars on the popular NBC sitcom, The Office. She graduated from the Cambridge private school Buckingham Browne & Nichols in 1997, then began attending Dartmouth College.More about Mindy Kaling...