Short Play, Drama / 3m
When two brothers come face to face with a strange shoeless visitor who can barely speak English they must overcome their differing opinions and decide how best to help him, bringing the siblings together on a touching, personal level. Published in New York Stories: Five Plays About Life in New York.
Jim struggles to run a failing diner in a bad neighborhood. His brother drops by once a week to give him a hard time. On one such visit, they come face to face with a strange shoeless visitor who can barely speak English. Is he a bum? A homeless man? Is he lost? Was he mugged? A searing conflict over how to help the mysterious visitor brings the brothers together on a touching, personal level and they realize just how important family is.
Published in New York Stories: Five Plays About Life in New York.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: A small diner. Downtown in a large metropolitan city. Six a.m. on a Monday morning in the present. The dead of winter.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
JIM - owner of the diner.
TONY - his brother
- Not Applicable
SHOES was originally produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville on May 29, 1984, under the direction of Robert Spera. The set was designed by Sandra Strawn and the production stage manager was Chip Washabaugh.