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Shrinking Violets and Towering Tiger Lilies - Collection / Anthology, Comedy

Shrinking Violets and Towering Tiger Lilies

Tina Howe

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Collection / Anthology, Comedy

ISBN: 9780573696763

Seven Brief Plays About Women in Distress

To go through life as a woman is to be in distress most of the time, so these short plays alight on situations that are inherently distressing -- doctor visits, photo shoots, looking for the right dress and navigating around swimming pools. Si…

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Collection / Anthology

Comedy

Seven Brief Plays About Women in Distress

To go through life as a woman is to be in distress most of the time, so these short plays alight on situations that are inherently distressing -- doctor visits, photo shoots, looking for the right dress and navigating around swimming pools. Since we're blessed with uncanny reserves of strength and imagination, we tend to emerge triumphant. One way or another these are comedies about transformation.

Appearances - (2f) set in the ladies’ dressing room of a department store
A mousy woman hoping to be the belle of the ball tries on dress after dress, exhausting the patience of the woman in charge of the area.

The Divine Fallacy - (1m, 1f) set in a photographer’s studio
A camera-shy novelist needs a head shot for her upcoming novel. Chaos ensues during her photo shoot with a suave fashion photographer.

Through a Glass, Darkly - (1m, 1f) set in an optometrist’s office
Things spin out of control when a young playwright visits her optometrist for an emergency eye exam.

Teeth - (1m, 1f) set in a dentist’s office
It’s Bach’s birthday. A neurotic woman has come to her dentist to have a filling replaced, but he’s struggling with his own problems.

Water Music - (1m, 2f) set in the pool area of a health club
Ophelia unexpectedly pops up in the whirlpool of a health club after having drowned in “Hamlet”, creating havoc for the lifeguard and a retired school teacher.

Milk and Water - (6f) set in a pool
The Nursing Mothers’ Water Aerobics class is waiting for their teacher to show up. When she cancels, they take over the class with stunning results.

Skin Deep - (2m, 1f) set on the R train in New York City
Daphne, the wood nymph is being chased through the subway system by Apollo. She flies into the arms of an infamous dermatologist who tries to save her. But can he?

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Tina Howe

Tina Howe

Tina Howe’s most produced plays include “Birth and After Birth”, “Museum”, “The Art of Dining”, “Painting Churches”, “Coastal Disturbances”, “Approaching Zanzibar” and “Pride’s Crossing”. These and other works premiered at the Public Theater, the Kennedy Center, Second Stage, The Old Globe Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Atlantic Theater Company, Primary ... view full profile

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