Leaving Ikea

Author: Monica Flory and Dano Madden

Leaving Ikea

Description: Two couples venture through their local Swedish superstore and become trapped in a blue and yellow purgatory, unable to escape until they solve the problems in their ailing relationships.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/31/2013
Content Advisory: Some adult content and humor
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males, 4 Gender Neutral

NOTE: Leaving IKEA is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. Canto I and Canto II are available for production individually or together. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to danomadden@gmail.com or Indie Theater Now.

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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Gay and Lesbian · Large Cast Size · Mostly Male Characters · Philosophy · Romance · Social Issues · Surrealism/Absurdism · Tearjerker


Original Production Information

Leaving IKEA was first produced by The Artful Conspirators (David A. Miller, Artistic Director) in June 2012 at the Brooklyn Lyceum in Brooklyn, New York. The cast was as follows:

Canto I by Dano Madden

MARCUS: Jason Carden
ROY: Shane Taylor
HATTIE: Caroline Ryburn
BILL: Mark Hattan
LUCY: Lauren Singerman
HANK: John Gardner

Canto II by Monica Flory

BETHANY: Molly Lloyd
DAN: Marshall York
EDITH: Katie Koster
MOSCA: Ryan Stinnett
ZITA: Miranda Shields
CECINA: Melanie Rose Wilson
GNOME: Paul Kite

Director: David A. Miller
Assistant Director: Christopher Diercksen
Set: Jennifer Varbalow
Lighting: Kate Ashton
Costumes: Erin Murphy
Sound: Alex Hawthorn
Original music: Richard Aufrichtig
Puppet design: Leontine Greenburg
Production stage manager: Barbara Dente