One Shoe Off


Tina Howe

Published by Samuel French Inc

3 Male 2 Female

This comedy about marriage, fidelity, adulterous longings, existential panic and the theatre takes place in Leonard and Dinah's up state New York Greek revival farmhouse where slow moving disintegration is at work

Rooms are drifting into each other and trees and saplings have taken root indoors. Leonard is an actor who hasn't worked in eleven years; Dinah is an overworked costume designer who can't dress herself

They have invited their new neighbors, an overworked editor who delights in reciting nursery rhymes and his beautiful movie startet wife, for dinner. Things explode when a friend who is a successful movie director, drops in

Old memories stir and new passions kindle as vegetables and Dinah's costumes fly

"Rich, gorgeous and compelling. It is about such good things as love, art, acting and survival, magic and marriage, nursery tales and ghost stories.... This is an exquisite, funny play" ~ N.Y. Post

"A mad hatter blowout" ~ Newsday

"Howe creates a high wire act of verbal and visual images.... This is high comedy" ~ Theatre Week

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