Boy Gets Girl is a play by Rebecca Gilman. The play received its first production at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in Boy Gets Girl uses the story of what happens when a blind date turns into a living nightmare to examine stalking, sexism and the nature of the idea of romantic pursuit. Theresa Bedell is a smart, successful woman in her 30s, who writes for an upscale literary New York magazine.
As the play begins, you'd swear you were watching a cute, romantic comedy set among New York's yuppie sophisticates. Set up by a mutual friend, they spar cautiously to see if they have anything in common. Awkward attempts at conversation lead to laughter in the audience. We've been there; we feel safe watching this interplay; we know the genre. It's boy meets girl, loses girl, gets girl.
It is a play that everyone can relate to and become engrossed in. You can't learn or feel if you're bored, and Gilman intuitively knows this. If you're a woman and have ever felt yourself measured and judged by the eyes of men on a city street, then this play relates to you. If you have a woman in your life, a daughter, sister, partner, friend, then this play is for you.