Stiff Cuffs

by  John D'Aquino, Christina Cocek

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

Winner! 1990 Festival of Emerging American Theatre Playwriting Award.

"A winning one act comedy." - Houston Post

"Witty, honest and thoroughly delectable." - Drama-Logue

"A Winner!" - Indianapolis News

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy

Additional Info

In a laundromat, 45 minutes after the New Year, sits Haynes Kittridge, a woman with a master list of resolutions and a fetish for Shakespeare. Enter Billy, an impulsive, roguishly handsome man who hopes to rendezvous at the laundromat and run off with his best friend’s wife. At first he is anxious to get rid of Haynes. But somehow, we know it is only a question of time before they, in the tradition of all couples who hate each other on sight, fall in love. Or will Billy’s dream woman show up and run off with him before the almost inevitable happens? What makes the contest so lively is the caliber of verbal boxers in this particular match. Haynes is forthright and quick, but also a bit of a prig and a fussbudget. Billy is street smart and romantic, but also childish and hypersensitive. Towards the end of their sparring, we are treated a of bizarre referee of sorts in the character of a transvestite. and by the final fade to black, both Billy and Haynes have changed. One act has loosened up and the other has softened.

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Accolades

  • Winner! 1990 Festival of Emerging American Theatre Playwriting Award.

Reviews

"A winning one act comedy." - Houston Post

"Witty, honest and thoroughly delectable." - Drama-Logue

"A Winner!" - Indianapolis News

Keywords

Love

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

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  • Duration: 90 minutes

Casting

2m, 1f
HAYNES KITTRIDGE
BILLY ALLMAN
MAN
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John D'Aquino

John D'Aquino

Christina Cocek

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