Matthew Lopez


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Matthew López

Full-length Comedy

by Matthew López

Saying “I do” was the easy part – this hilarious commentary on commitment is every bride’s worst nightmare. Disaster after disaster follows her down the aisle, from brutally honest boozy speeches to a totally incompetent wedding planner and friends too preoccupied to help with the wreckage around them. A wildly funny play about love, relationship, expectations, and the courage it takes to find what truly makes us happy.

“ZOEY’S PERFECT WEDDING is a hilarious play about love and relationships with a deeper message about the pressures we endure from society’s expectations.”
—Broadway World

Production Notes

Character List
(3W, 3M)

DJ — Male, 20s or 30s

CHARLIE — Male, 30s or 40s

SAMMY — Male, 30s or 40s

RACHEL — Female, 30s or 40s

MISSY — Female, 20s

ZOEY — Female, 30s or 40s

Time: 2008

Place: The ballroom of the Downtown Brooklyn Marriott and the restroom therein.


Matthew López

Matthew López (he/him) is an American playwright and screenwriter. His play The Inheritance, directed by Stephen Daldry, is the most honored American play in a generation, sweeping the “Best Play” awards in both London and New York, including the Tony Award, Olivier Award, Drama Desk Award, Evening Standard Award, London Critics Circle Award, Outer Critics Circle Honors, Drama League Award, and GLAAD Media Award. He is the first Latine writer to win the Tony Award for Best Play. In New York, Matthew’s work has been seen off-Broadway...[FULL BIO]

Matthew López, author of ZOEY'S PERFECT WEDDING on Writing another of his plays, Reverberation

In Conversation with Elizabeth Williamson of Hartford Stage

Elizabeth: Let’s start with the quotes you use to preface the play. Why these two?

“Great cities…differ from towns and suburbs in basic ways, and one of them is that cities are, by definition, full of strangers.”
Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, 1961

“It’s a lonely city…I’m lonely. Aren’t you lonely too?…Maybe we can comfort each other for a night.”
James Baldwin, Another Country, 1960 

Matthew: I landed on those after the...[MORE]