For these young assistants, life is an endless series of humiliations at the hands of their hellacious boss, a powerful uber-magnate. In rare moments of calm when the phone calls stop rolling, Nick and Nora and their traumatized co-workers question whether all their work will lead to success—or just more work. Leslye Headland’s ASSISTANCE is a biting, high-octane satire about our attraction to power and what we’re willing to sacrifice to stay in its orbit.
(Filmed and edited by Knack Creative)
For language and adult content.
Expect lots of yelling.
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"…the theatrical equivalent of a triple-shot espresso, bristling with propulsive nerviness and high style…ferociously funny." —LA Times
"Headland can unleash a rapid-fire comic blitzkrieg with a spot-on ear for the way 20-somethings relate to each other." — NY Post
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