Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - A Greek revival farm house in upstate New York.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
This comedy about marriage, fidelity, adulterous longings, existential panic and the theatre takes place in Leonard and Dinah's up state New York Greek revival farmhouse where slow moving disintegration is at work. Rooms are drifting into each other and trees and saplings have taken root indoors. Leonard is an actor who hasn't worked in eleven years; Dinah is an overworked costume designer who can't dress herself. They have invited their new neighbors, an overworked editor who delights in reciting nursery rhymes and his beautiful movie starlet wife, for dinner. Things explode when a friend who is a successful movie director, drops in. Old memories stir and new passions kindle as vegetables and Dinah's costumes fly.
"Rich, gorgeous and compelling. It is about such good things as love, art, acting and survival, magic and marriage, nursery tales and ghost stories.... This is an exquisite, funny play." - N.Y. Post
"A mad hatter blowout." - Newsday
"Howe creates a high wire act of verbal and visual images.... This is high comedy." - Theatre Week
One Shoe Off premiered at the Public Theater in a production by Second Stage Theatre in May of 1993 under the direction of Carol Rothman.