Best Man Speech
by Glyn Maxwell
This is a story about Addy and Bailey - A to B non-stop, you’re there in no time. Addy and Bailey…
Addy is getting married today. Bailey is his oldest friend; his barman, his waiter, his caddie; and today, the Best Man at his wedding. They had been herded together into the far corner of Mr Hackett’s seating system at age thirteen, along with Croft and Dennis, who couldn’t make it, and everything that follows is history…
A history that Bailey slowly unwarps. A history Addy would rather Bailey shut up about. The history of a Kelly Astey. A toast to a girl none of us ever knew, and none of us will ever see, and who Bailey saw for the last time last night.
A history we will not forget as much as we might wish it had never been.
Note: this play includes moments of anti-Asian racism, sexism, body and slut shaming, sexual language/description, threats of violence to the audience and the characters described, a bomb threat, and discussions of death, addiction, prostitution, an abusive relationship and attempted murder.
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