She Stoops to Comedy
Full Length Play, Comedy / 3m, 3f
An actress (played by a man) schemes to woo back her estranged female lover by playing Orlando opposite her lovers’ Rosalind in this gender-bending romp by one of New York's most innovative writer/performers.
“80 minutes of near total delight… Sweeping away everything but the mind of the playwright and the ability of the actors, Greenspan creates a fiction that has the pleasure and pain of life, plus the extravagant possibilities of the imagination. He does it without apparatus, attitude, amplification, willed ugliness... It's just theater, pure and simple. What a relief.” – The Village Voice
“Great theater can be immensely entertaining, profoundly thought-provoking or artistically inventive; She Stoops to Comedy… manages all three at once. David Greenspan's brilliant, hilarious… six-actor deconstruction of a modern-day Elizabethan farce finds vitality, renewal and delight at the unlikely heart of theatrical artifice.” – The Los Angeles Times
“Within the first five minutes, it's clear that you're in for a bumpy ride. Not a ''fasten your seat belts'' kind of ride, but rather one where you're a picked up by a tornado, spun around, and dropped into a world that is different and odd and wonderful and fun. This tornado was created by playwright David Greenspan, who explores gender, sexuality and love in his inventive play… You may leave the theater a little unsure of where you've been, but you'll be happy you were there.” – Metro Weekly
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: The stage of course.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
ALISON ROSE - Alexandra’s lover, also an actress
KAY FEIN - close friend of Alexandra, an archeologist or a lighting designer
HAL STEWART- a filmmaker
EVE ADDAMAN - Hal’s girlfriend, also a filmmaker
JAYNE SUMMERHOUSE - rival to Alexandra, also an actress, she’s studying film
SIMON LANQUISH - an actor
Alexandra Page is played by an actor, not an actress. At no time in the play is that actor in drag. A cast of six. One actress plays Kay Fein and Jayne Summerhouse.