Linda and Jim live an extremely modest life on Jim's minimal earnings as a young artist, yet the love they share has the power to transform their tiny, dismal studio apartment into a "magic tower" safe from the harsh realities of the world. One night, however, when Jim leaves to court a self-deemed "Christopher Columbus of modern art" at the Waldorf hotel, Linda remains in the "tower" alone, and the inevitable realities rush in. Though Linda believes that her marriage to Jim has made her completely happy for the first and only time in her life, visits from a caustic landlady and two friends from her former life as a vaudeville actress, combined with Jim's gloomy exhaustion upon his return home, begin to pull the magic tower doggedly down to earth.
A part of the collection The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays.
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: A garret converted into into the living quarters of an unsuccessful artist.
JIM - a young artist
MRS. O'FALLON - an Irish Landlady
MOLLY - the landlady's daughter
BABE - a chorus girl
MITCH - a vuadeville hoofer
- Expandable casting
The Magic Tower premiered at the Southern Rep Theatre in New Orleans, LA as a part of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in March 2011 under the direction of Aimee Hayes.