This unusual play by the author of Division Street, Nourish the Beast and the screenplay for Breaking Awayis set in a benign Orwellian state. Loveable, zany Dianne escapes from the tiny apartment she shares with hordes of screaming elderly relatives by marrying Adam. He is an Artist Third Class host of the Patriotic Variety Hour and lives in the spacious artist complex. Living with complacent Adam turns out to be like life in the hermetically sealed, icy and inhuman apartment and Dianne eventually finds she must escape from the spiritual numbness.

“A pungently potent play of disarming simplicity, a fantasy of the day after tomorrow, or perhaps, more dangerously, an allegory of today.” (The New York Post)

Cast & Creatives


Steve Tesich