Ask Aunt Susan

Ask Aunt Susan

May 24 - June 22, 2014 In the Owen
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 20 minutes with no intermission

This irreverent new comedy from playwright Seth Bockley is a no-holds-barred examination of anonymity, authenticity and the unwieldiness of the wild, wild web.

Ask Aunt Susan introduces us to Aunt Susan, a twenty-something man who moonlights as an online advice guru. When “Ask Aunt Susan” becomes the web’s hottest spot for self-help, Aunt Susan’s boss, a reckless funder, rakes in the profits from women’s everyday woes. But as her online reputation mushrooms, so does Aunt Susan’s web of deceit—and soon the phenomenon is much bigger than Aunt Susan could have ever imagined.

Ask Aunt Susan is for audiences ages 12 and older.

Groups of 10+ can reserve specially priced tickets now for Ask Aunt SusanLearn more on our Groups page or email Groups@GoodmanTheatre.org for details.

  • The Making of Ask Aunt Susan
    Uncover the mystery behind Ask Aunt Susan now in the Owen Theatre.

  • Ask Aunt Susan Trailer
    Are you alone? Afraid? Adrift? Ask Aunt Susan can help.

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  • Ask Aunt Susan Production Photos
    Alex Stage as Aunt Susan in Ask Aunt Susan by Seth Bockley, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

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    Meghan Reardon as Betty in Ask Aunt Susan by Seth Bockley, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

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    (L to R) Alex Stage (Aunt Susan) and Marc Grapey (Steve) in Ask Aunt Susan by Seth Bockley, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

  • Ask Aunt Susan Production Photos
    (L to R) Alex Stage (Aunt Susan) and Marc Grapey (Steve) in Ask Aunt Susan by Seth Bockley, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

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    (L to R) Alex Stage (Aunt Susan), Robyn Scott (Cleo), Meghan Reardon (Betty), Marc Grapey (Steve) and Jennie Moreau (Lydia) in Ask Aunt Susan by Seth Bockley, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

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    (L to R) Alex Stage (Aunt Susan) and Robyn Scott (Jill) in Ask Aunt Susan by Seth Bockley, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

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    (L to R) Jennie Moreau (Lydia) and Alex Stage (Aunt Susan) in Ask Aunt Susan by Seth Bockley, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

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    (L to R) Alex Stage (Aunt Susan) and Meghan Reardon (Betty) in Ask Aunt Susan by Seth Bockley, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

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    (L to R) Alex Stage (Aunt Susan) and Meghan Reardon (Betty) in Ask Aunt Susan by Seth Bockley, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

  • Ask Aunt Susan Rehearsal Photos
    (L to R) Director Henry Wishcamper and playwright Seth Bockley in rehearsal for Ask Aunt Susan.

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    Director Henry Wishcamper in rehearsal for Ask Aunt Susan.

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    Alex Stage as Aunt Susan in rehearsal for Ask Aunt Susan.

  • Ask Aunt Susan Rehearsal Photos
    (L to R) Marc Grapey (Steve), Robyn Scott (Jill/Cleo/Waitress) and Alex Stage (Aunt Susan) in rehearsal for Ask Aunt Susan.

  • Ask Aunt Susan Rehearsal Photos
    (L to R) Jennie Moreau (Lydia), Alex Stage (Aunt Susan), Marc Grapey (Steve) and Director Henry Wishcamper in rehearsal for Ask Aunt Susan.

  • Ask Aunt Susan Rehearsal Photos
    Meghan Reardon as Betty in rehearsal for Ask Aunt Susan.

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    Jennie Moreau as Lydia in rehearsal for Ask Aunt Susan.

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    Robyn Scott as Jill/Cleo/Waitress in rehearsal for Ask Aunt Susan.

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  • Jun 19 2014
    The Goodman Guide to Fake Twitter-verse  

    The Goodman Guide to Fake Twitter-verse

    Ask Aunt Susan by Seth Bockley, introduces us to Aunt Susan, a twenty-something man who moonlights as a female online advice guru. In keeping with the show’s themes, we have collected some of the funniest fake online personalities the Twitter-verse has to offer. See them all after the jump!

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  • Jun 18 2014
    Backstage with Alex Stage  

    Backstage with Alex Stage

    In the new comedy Ask Aunt Susan, Alex Stage takes on the moniker of Aunt Susan, an online advice provider whose identity remains an enigma to her many devoted followers. No need for all the mystery with Alex himself though as he gladly answered a few "backstage" questions about his own identiy and past. See his answers after the jump!

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  • Jun 11 2014
    Backstage with Robyn Scott  

    Backstage with Robyn Scott

    Robyn Scott serves up the goods as a hilarious diner waitress in Ask Aunt Susan, Seth Bockley's sharp new satire about the Internet era. Robyn recently took a break from taking breakfast orders to answer a few "backstage" questions. Check out her answers!

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  • Jun 05 2014
    Backstage with Meghan Reardon  

    Backstage with Meghan Reardon

    In Ask Aunt Susan, Seth Bockley's sharp new satire about the Internet era, Meghan Reardon plays Betty, an aspiring young actress who's decided to unplug herself from all her addictive digital devices. Luckily Reardon hasn't completely abandoned new media herself, and sat down to answer a few "backstage" questions for the Goodman blog.

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