Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - The bedroom-study in the Harris apartment on Park Avenue, and Reedy's office at Contessa Cosmetics, Inc.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre
The scenes are set in the Park Avenue apartment of Reedy and Bernie Harris, and the glamorous office of Contessa Cosmetics, Inc., where Reedy is advertising director. At the moment, Reedy finds herself involved in a power play with Malcolm, her assistant who was hired by Contessa's eccentric owner, the Countess. Reedy is faced with another problem when Jane, her husband's former flame, arrives for the dinner party - and takes over. She is a compulsive homemaker who likes nothing better than to cook, clean and be a housewife. It also seems she would like nothing better than Bernie. Feeling that she is losing her job to Malcolm and her husband to Jane, Reedy decides to quit the job she loves and devote herself to being a full-time housewife. But, on the one hand, Malcolm is unmasked by the Countess as a spy for a competitor, and is fired; and, on the other, Bernie reveals that the last thing in the world he wants is to have her hang around the house the way his mother did. Happily, Reedy can have her job - and her husband.
The Natural Look premiered at the Longacre Theatre, New York City and was directed by Helen Harvey and David Black.