Pied-à-Terre

by  John Anastasi

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Lives are about to collide. Julia, a successful television journalist, discovers a Manhattan apartment owned by her attorney husband, Jack that she was unaware existed. As Julia explores the apartment, her musing and pain are interrupted by the sudden appearance of Katie, a beautiful young woman who…

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Pied-à-Terre

by  John Anastasi

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Lives are about to collide. Julia, a successful television journalist, discovers a Manhattan apartment owned by her attorney husband, Jack that she was unaware existed. As Julia explores the apartment, her musing and pain are interrupted by the sudden appearance of Katie, a beautiful young woman who seems to know Jack a little too well. At first glance, the two women appear to have nothing in common save Julia's husband. As they face off in the apartment, secrets unfold revealing the burdens each has been carrying, and they learn they have more in common than either could have thought possible. Pied-à-Terre, or a second home, has a central theme about grieving, loss and survivor's guilt, where the passions of the soul come into conflict with the obligations of the mind and the needs of the heart. Not your usual love triangle.
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Reviews

"Pied à Terre offers a provocative examination of the fantasies and delusions that complicate our lives. As Anastasi's play plumbs the mysteries of the human heart, it movingly reveals the ways in which the tragedies of the past continue to impact our existence in the present." - Altoona Mirror

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting:

    One unit set of an elegnant Manhattan Penthouse apartment.  Piano should be included.   Props list and costumes are included in script. 

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

1m, 2f
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Authors

John Anastasi

John Anastasi began writing at age twelve with two short films Picture Kim Dead and The Champagne Top. After a thirty-year hiatus he has completed two feature full length screenplays, Choice of a Lifetime and Absence of Faith, both which have achieved the semifinals ...

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