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Spike Heels

Spike Heels
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Theresa Rebeck
Publisher: Samuel French
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 112
Pub. Date: 2011
ISBN-10: 0573693811
ISBN-13: 9780573693816
Cast Size: 2 women, 2 men

About the Play:

Spike Heels is a full-length romantic comedy by Theresa Rebeck. A comic tale about sex, class, power … and a pair of high heels. Theresa Rebeck uses her crafty and very often hilarious writing style to delve into issues such as sexual harassment and the implications of societal classism. The play examines these themes through the lives of four complicated characters, each in the depth of their own turmoil, as she explores a four-sided love triangle.

Spike Heels is a provocative contemporary comedy of manners that explores the power play between the sexes, the American class system, feminism, sex, and the possibility of a four-sided love affair. This updated take on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion by award-winning writer Theresa Rebeck deftly explores class and gender politics as the four characters battle their way through the unintended consequences of their morally ambiguous choices. The combatants are a sexy, volatile young woman and three Back Bay types a writer, a lawyer and a fiancee in sensible shoes. The setting is Boston, the ending is happy and laughter abounds. Spike Heels is a comedy right out of today's headlines about the "Me Too" movement, but written in 1992. This play helps us laugh at ourselves as we struggle to find appropriate ways to interact.

Spike Heels premiered in 1992 at the Second Stage Theater off Broadway in New York. The play has become a favourite scene study vehicle in acting classes and workshops and has been performed in regional repertory and college theatre productions.

Cast: 2 women, 2 men

What people say:

"Spike Heels remains a witty and well-balanced treatment of the male-female dynamic, in all its flagrant messiness-and enduring hopefulness." — Los Angeles Times

"Stinging one liners." — New York Daily News

"Places a superior wryly pleasing ... fashionable feminist spin on sexual shenanigans. Neatly written with smart funny lines." — The New York Post

"Full of tart wit, feminist insight and quirky detours of plot." — Time Magazine

About the Playwright:

Theresa Rebeck is a leading American playwright, screenwriter and author. Her plays include Bad Dates, Omnium Gatherum (co-written, Pulitzer finalist), Spike Heels, and Mauritius, which won Boston's prestigious IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards. Her work in television includes NYPD Blue for which she has won the Peabody, the Writer's Guild, and the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar awards. She holds a Ph.D. from Brandeis University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

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