Real to Reel
Short Play, Comedy / 1m, 1f
A woman in her fifties, the high priestess of intellectual film critics, is helped to her Brownstone apartment by a handsome young man who just saved her from a mugging.
A woman in her fifties, the high priestess of intellectual film critics, is helped to her Brownstone apartment by a handsome young man who just saved her from a mugging. The young man is an actor and film maker whose work she loathes and whose latest picture she is scheduled to review. The electric atmosphere is fueled by his Casanova reputation and her desire. Will a favorable review be traded for a one night stand?
Published in the collection A Way with Words
"A malicious comedy about movies and criticism that edges close to real-reel life. Some might consider it to a clef for comfort...An artful assured work by an accomplished dramatist." - The New York Times
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: 1970s
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: The living room of a second floor brownstone apartment between Central Park WEst and Columbus Ave in the mid-seventies.
- Additional Features: No intermission
Real to Reel premiered at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City in 1987 under the direction of Curt Dempster.