Square One

by  Steve Tesich

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

"A dizzily satiric comedy [with] a freshness, a whimsicality and even a pathos...[A] splendid play." - The New York Daily News

"A pungently potent play of disarming simplicity--a fantasy of the day after tomorrow, or perhaps, more dang…

Read more +
License Estimator

Use this tool for cost estimates based on your specific needs.

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f

Additional Info

This unusual play by the author of Division Street, Nourish the Beast and the screenplay for Breaking Away is set in a benign Orwellian state. Loveable, zany Dianne escapes from the tiny apartment she shares with hordes of screaming elderly relatives by marrying Adam. He is an Artist Third Class host of the Patriotic Variety Hour and lives in the spacious artist complex. Living with complacent Adam turns out to be like life in the hermetically sealed, icy and inhuman apartment and Dianne eventually finds she must escape from the spiritual numbness.
Read more +

Reviews

"A dizzily satiric comedy [with] a freshness, a whimsicality and even a pathos...[A] splendid play. " - The New York Daily News

"A pungently potent play of disarming simplicity--a fantasy of the day after tomorrow, or perhaps, more dangerously, an allegory of today."- The New York Post

Considerations

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Casting

1m, 1f
See all +

More

Authors

Steve Tesich

Steve Tesich

Now Playing

Community Experiences