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Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Original, Great staging, Funny, Ambitious

About the show

One Year Lease Theater Company presents this world premiere about an illicit affair between a high school math teacher and her fifteen year-old student, told through the eyes of the student's cell phone. More…

In 'please excuse my dear aunt sally' the narrator tries to break down complicated human experiences through an order of operations you may remember from middle school. A breakneck journey from pockets to purses, through text messages and photo galleries, 'please excuse my dear aunt sally' takes us inside a unique perspective on human interaction, and tries to unpack some of life's most complex equations.

Member Reviews (13)


Clever, Original, Great staging, Funny, Ambitious

Banal, Original, Insipid, Disappointing, Clever

See it if you enjoy stories that are told in unusual ways.

Don't see it if you prefer to see actors doing things rather than having narrators tell you what the actors are doing.

Clever, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if You just wanna see it

Don't see it if Your not interested


See it if You like musicals

Don't see it if You hate musicals

October 6th, 2015
"An elegantly constructed examination of contemporary isolation and the illusory nature of electronic connection, it’s told from the perspective of a cellphone...The play is perched at the intersection of the digital and corporeal worlds — spheres that the director, Ianthe Demos, melds in a suppl...
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October 13th, 2015
"If 'Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally' is an overfamiliar tale that doesn't always bother to flesh out its characters, Armento's writing is almost always pleasurable on a line-by-line basis...It doesn't fully convince, yet it's hard not to get caught up in its depiction of a train wreck in the ma...
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October 6th, 2015
"This is a very contemporary telling of an old tale, but in the mix are attached appendages called cell phones. It is a unique manner of telling the story because those cell phones are now living characters with speaking lines and a perspective...The play is amusing yet filled with serious overto...
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October 8th, 2015
"The important thing to remember at 'Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally' is that this oddball play is coming to us from the perspective of a cell phone recounting what has been said and happening...What the play has going for it apart from Armento’s unusual idea is the acting by a very affable cast."
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