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Alan is married to Jenifer, who is sleeping with David who is dating Chloe who is sleeping with Alan…Deceit, betrayal, vicious one-upmanship and marital infidelity are the bitter outcome when a group of young professionals blur the boundaries between friendship, marriage and sexual conquest.

Character Breakdown

2 Men, 2 Women






New York

Access Theater, 2000 Margarett Perry, Director


Pentameters Theatre (Big Sur Productions) 1999 Clare Davidson, Director

Los Angeles

Powerhouse Theater, 1998 Gary Dean Ruebsamen, Director



The Joseph Papp Public Theatre

Circle Rep

The Colonial Theatre (Westerly, RI)

Solo Arts Group (NYC), screenplay reading


“A bold, blunt orgy of lust, mind games, and self-absorption. Very few contemporary plays capture the American obsession for overanalyzing every aspect of sexual relationships as perfectly as Brian Dykstra’s Forsaking All Others.”

Critic’s Choice, Drama-Logue, Hollywood

“A dizzying free-fall both fascinating and sickening to watch.”

Los Angeles Times

“A Mamet-like twisted game of moral jeopardy.”

Pick of the Week, LA Weekly

“If you were disappointed by Channel 4’s ‘Sex and the City’, you may well find what you are looking for in Brian Dykstra’s Manhattan-set, Mamet-ish new play… fascinating …intriguing…a mesmerizing merry-go-round of absorbing New York narcissists...all highly plausible and engrossingly depicted. The result is a less clinical, more visceral version of Patrick Marber’s Closer.”

Time Out, London

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