One Shoe Off

by  Tina Howe

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

"Rich, gorgeous and compelling. It is about such good things as love, art, acting and survival, magic and marriage, nursery tales and ghost stories.... This is an exquisite, funny play." - N.Y. Post

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One Shoe Off

by  Tina Howe

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

This comedy about marriage, fidelity, adulterous longings, existential panic and the theatre takes place in Leonard and Dinah's up state New York Greek revival farmhouse where slow moving disintegration is at work. Rooms are drifting into each other and trees and saplings have taken root indoors. Leonard is an actor who hasn't worked in eleven years; Dinah is an overworked costume designer who can't dress herself. They have invited their new neighbors, an overworked editor who delights in reciting nursery rhymes and his beautiful movie starlet wife, for dinner. Things explode when a friend who is a successful movie director, drops in. Old memories stir and new passions kindle as vegetables and Dinah's costumes fly.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Rich, gorgeous and compelling. It is about such good things as love, art, acting and survival, magic and marriage, nursery tales and ghost stories.... This is an exquisite, funny play." - N.Y. Post

"A mad hatter blowout." - Newsday

"Howe creates a high wire act of verbal and visual images.... This is high comedy." - Theatre Week 

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  • Tina Howe on One Shoe Off
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: A Greek revival farm house in upstate New York.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 2f
LEONARD - Once an actor, 50s
DINAH - His wfe, late 40s
TATE - An editor, 40s
CLIO - His wife, an actress, 30s
PARKER - A director, 50s
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Authors

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 Theat ...

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One Shoe Off premiered at the Public Theater in a production by Second Stage Theatre in May of 1993 under the direction of Carol Rothman.

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