50 Breakups In 50 Minutes

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50 Breakups In 50 Minutes
"50 Ways To Leave Your Lover": art imitates life on the London stage.

50 Ways To Leave Your LoverOn it's last run tonight, we wish we could've discovered this with enough time to book a flight to London.

A brill stroke of genius, if we do say so ourselves, the Bush Theatre decided to delve into people's pain by requesting and collecting breakup stories over the past year. Infused with an edge of humor, they proceeded to develop a play aptly named 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.

Showcasing a breakup a minute, the real-life stories range from your typical "It's not you, it's me" to stranger than fiction, including our favorite anecdote:

I don't know the details that led to the break-up but there must have been some serious animosity, as when the time came the guy in question took a trip to one of those 'build-your-own-teddy-bear' emporia and set about making a cuddly toy of his own. When he came to the voice box section he chose to record his own message. The end result was a cuddly bear who, when pressed in the stomach, recited 'You're dumped, I want my CDs back'.

 

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