Jun 08, · As much as I loved "Bad Dates" by Rebeck, I was completely underwhelmed by "Spike Heels". I found the scenes cliched and the characters uninteresting. I purchased it because a director had asked me to come audition for a local production of the play. After reading it however, I am not even interested in being an audience member for this one/5(6). “Comedy of very bad manners. ” — Alan Rickman. © Theresa Rebeck | Site by Roundhouse DesignsRoundhouse Designs. Full Length Play, Comedy / 2m, 2f Close Spike Heels. by Theresa Rebeck Get the script. Get estimate & availability Use this tool for cost estimates based on your specific needs. Request license Spike Heels premiered at the Second Stage Theater in New York in Jun 30, · Theresa Rebeck is a playwright. She also works as a television writer. Her input went into popular shows such as Dream On, Brooklyn Bridge, L.A. Law, American Dreamer, Maximum Bob, First Wave, and Third Watch/5. Nov 14, · November 14, , Page 13 Buy Reprints The New York Times Archives. THE title of Theresa Rebeck's odd play, "Spike Heels," stands for Author: ALVIN KLEIN. “Looking over the field, and what do we see? When it comes to brilliant dialogue, challenging characters, and a bold, refreshing theatrical point of view, just two words are needed: Theresa Rebeck! Theresa Rebeck’s play Spike Heels takes the feminist movement to a new ground, away from books and shaved eyebrows, back to the streets, bars, jobs, and bedrooms, where women appreciate and use their power of enticement. Now at stake is the negotiation of the terms of relations between women and between women and men, as the play aptly. Theresa Rebeck Theresa Rebeck is a widely produced playwright throughout the United States and abroad. Past New York productions of her work include Mauritius at the Biltmore Theatre in a Manhattan Theater Club Production; The Scene, The Water's Edge, Loose Knit, The Family o.
Lydia, the most powerless character of the play, in the outside world would have a great deal of power due to the fact that she is from an old, established family and presumably has a great deal of money. Ironically, Andrew may have succeeded in remaking her, for at this point she is more in control than at any other point in the play. May 15, Faleena Hopkins rated it really liked it. More Authors. The dualisms of the play extend to its setting. The play is in large part about self-discovery and the way that we grow to understand and learn new things about other people, and Rebeck uses the development of her characters to reinforce that theme.
Although many plays have their initial productions in small theatres around the country, it is not until they are produced in New York that they are taken seriously. The power of the spike heels, combined with the knowledge that she is using him, proves emasculating for Edward, however. Lots of solid scenes with good character monologues interspersed. One-Act Full Length. Georgie's triumphs, the most important of which is her real sense of self-worth, are thereby diminished.
Oct 14, Cathy rated it it was ok. Peter DePietro. View Plays. With the exception of Georgie, all of the characters in the play are both presented to us and described to us by other characters while they are offstage. Omnium Gatherum co-written, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in was featured at the Humana Festival, and had a commercial run at the Variety Arts Theatre. The threat is partially because these women resist pygmalion makeovers, but it also consists in a confusing form of feminine power, power that entices.