Full Length Play
Farce, Science Fiction
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1990s, 1930s
Settings Of Play - New York City, 1937 & Albany, 1998.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Gun Shots, Strong Language
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Sam Greevy is the toast of 1920s women’s apparel, until the maverick fashion designer Sam Roms springs his radical creations on the world. The Sweatshirt, The Track Suit, Skater Pants: the clothes he comes up with are as from another dimension, and maybe they are. As Greevy tries to adapt to rapidly changing fashions, a parallel drama unfolds in Albany, circa 1998: a teenager stoner keeps losing articles of clothing, and a man keeps bursting out of his closet and taking them.
"Jones hilariously employs the clichés of Hollywood sci-fi and disaster films, complete with pseudoscientific jargon, a deranged villain, and an epic final battle in which the time-traveling convention really gets a workout. It's unapologetically silly fun..." - TheatreMania, Read More
"Part sci-fi parody, part Ayn Rand spoof and 100% screwball comedy, Important Hats...leaves no punchline unpunched." - The Wall Street Journal, Read More
"One of the most delightfully original comedies to show up in these parts for far too long a stretch." - The Huffington Post, Read More
Check out these photos from Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Important Hats of the Twentieth Century in November 2015.
Important Hats of the Twentieth Century premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City in November 2015.