Oh, The Innocents

by  Ari Roth

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 3f

Winner! 1990 Davie Award

"A story of young people striving to acquire knowledge of life while remaining true to their values.... It is not unfair to see it as a coupling of Barefoot in the Park with Absolute Beginners, Colin MacI…

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Oh, The Innocents

by  Ari Roth

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    4m, 3f
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    Winner! 1990 Davie Award

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Betsy sings, Jeremy plays, and Josh watches in this play about love, lies and piano teaching. Jeremy, a young musician who tutors spoiled, rich kids to make ends meet, tells his friend Josh that a student's mother, a third rate junior miss Ann Bancroft straight out of 'The Graduate', is being suggestive. Josh is a former musician who has become a sedentary voyeur with a torch of his own. Envious of Jeremy's domestic bliss with Betsy, he urges Jeremy to go forward with the encounter. Betsy, a proof reader by day and a jazz singer by night, is waking up to her husband's and her own restiveness when a smooth record producer offers her a ticket to hear Koko Taylor at the Blue Note while offering Jeremy a trip to the west coast for sound track auditions. Josh, left to protect Betsy against Zev the wolf, suffers a conflict of passion of his own.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 1990 Davie Award

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"A story of young people striving to acquire knowledge of life while remaining true to their values.... It is not unfair to see it as a coupling of Barefoot in the Park with Absolute Beginners, Colin MacInnes' novel about the selling out of the rock 'n roll generation.... [Roth's] eloquent ingenuousness [is] clearly attuned to his generation's drumbeat. " - Times Union, Rochester

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