Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - The present and before. Various American cities. And Paris.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Linda and Michael Waterman are both successful fiction writers, happily married to one another. They thrive on the give and take of their unusually honest and candid relationship. However, when Linda is diagnosed with a tumor, she asks her husband to share his diaries with her. The entries dive into Michael's past stay at a writer's retreat and a hidden affair. Michael says that his entires are only works of fiction. The boundaries between past and present, fact and fiction, trust and betrayal begin to break down, and that's all before Michael reads Linda's diaries. No life, as it turns out, is an open book.
"A work of uncommon insight; an adult, unsparing and yet often witty look at the intimate relationship between a man and a woman during a time of crisis." - The Associated Press, Read More
"Everything about the play has an elegance and richness our theater sees too seldom." - The New York Daily News, Read More
"A provocative spin on the eternal love triangle." - Variety, Read More
"Steven Dietz's jigsaw puzzle story is a quotable feast." - Curtain Up, Read More
Fiction premiered at ACT Theatre in Seattle, WA in May of 2002 under the direction of Steven Dietz.