In a radical departure from his comedies, David Ives writes a searing, disturbing drama about a middle-American businessman whose company and whose very life and sanity stand under attack. E. G. Triplett leads an outwardly respectable, all-American-male existence until a mysterious business rival, Driver, comes to town and threatens not only to take over E.G.'s business, but to reveal his sexual secret: that in the privacy of his own home, with the aid of his loving wife, Lady, E.G. dresses in women's clothing. When Lady is brutally murdered, E. G.'s world collapses and he makes a desperate attempt to hold himself together - losing his own life in the process. In the end, only E.G.'s friend, Dick, is left to piece together the meaning of what had happened, and to try to make sense of the baffling man he had known as E.G. Triplett.
"…something like a short story…a cross between Maupassant and a film noir…" —NY Post. "THE RED ADDRESS…is a balancing act, and what holds its themes together is Ives' keen sense of irony, his shrewd theatricality…this play abounds in verbal felicities." —NY Daily News.