Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play -
A middle class living room. A sofa stretches across the stage, in front of which is a small table. Stage rear are two doors, one to the outside, one to the kitchen.
Essential to the production is a wheel chair.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre
Helen's life became complicated after her husband Murray's stroke and
her sister Gladys's revelation, wanting to set the record straight in
case Murray should die, that she and Murray had been having an affair.
Helen suspected Murray was no angel when she married him. After all, as a
stand-up comic he was always on the road and she knew comics could be
loose cannons. Helen knew she was trading the risk Murray would bring to
any relationship, let alone marriage, for the excitement of the gamble.
While Helen might have been willing to adjust to Murray and his new
stroke induced limits, the stakes were raised and the game was changed
by Gladys's admission of the affair.
So now Helen is left on the
horns of dilemma: How can she be a nurturing caretaker for a man who has
deceived her (with her own sister, yet) while knowing he is a snake
with no visible conscience?
"Mainstream success...spicy situation...moving effect...abundance of jokes...wittily cynical lines...Whoever like to be moved and entertained in one evening will enjoy this show." - Lidove Noviny, Prague
SHTICK premiered at the Theatre Ungelt in Prague in December 2010 and has been in production in Prague and on tour of the Czech Republic ever since.