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Spike Heels

3.69  ·  Rating Details  ·  163 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Comedy / 2 male, 2 femaleScenery: Interior

Pygmalion goes awry in this contemporary comedy of manners which explores sexual harassment, misplaced amour, and the possibility of a four sided love triangle. 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
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 19th 2011 by Samuel French, Inc. (first published June 30th 1991)
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Cheyanne Clarke
Apr 06, 2016 Cheyanne Clarke rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this for the most part. All of the characters are totally messed up and have no idea what they want. The love triangle (or is it a love square?) was also kind of gross. I had to deduct a star for the ending... Rebeck's endings generally annoy me.

*Read for class.
Kristin
Mar 24, 2016 Kristin rated it really liked it
Shelves: theatre, contemporary
Simulataneously dated and also eerily relevant. Disappointed in how the sexual harassment plot gets resolved....

Plot twist: everyone is sleeping with each other and they're all terrible people (it's a theresa rebeck play)
Chloë Kamali
Sep 29, 2015 Chloë Kamali rated it really liked it
I loved this. I loved this play SO much, even though I have no fucking clue what to entirely make of it.
Ryan Gibson
Mar 07, 2014 Ryan Gibson rated it it was amazing
Read it for class. Rocked my world. A good, edgy book about people who are die hard about their character.
Katharine Ruegger
Jan 03, 2014 Katharine Ruegger rated it really liked it
Very witty (occasionally screechy) dialogue. Solid four person play. It's inspiring me-I need to get ahold of some good stilettos.
Luwam
Sep 12, 2015 Luwam rated it liked it
Four people who don't know what they want and once they finally figure it out, they live in denial. Sounds like life!
Cathy
Nov 13, 2009 Cathy rated it it was ok
An interesting look at relationships. Not as clever as I had hoped, though and the dialouge was a little screechy.
Kristin
Jul 26, 2011 Kristin rated it really liked it
Shelves: theater
read it or see it! very good, but i can't discuss this play with you any further until you do.
Sara Elice
Jun 07, 2009 Sara Elice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: play
Really fun 4 character play. Lots of solid scenes with good character monologues interspersed.
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Feb 27, 2013 Irene Doughty rated it liked it
Realistic play with four parts
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Jan 31, 2012 Bandit rated it liked it
Very intense and pretty good. 3.5 stars.
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May 15, 2013 Faleena Hopkins rated it really liked it
Good play. Funny. :)
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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.
She also wrote and produced Canterbury’s Law, Smith, Law and Order: Criminal Intent and NYPD Blue.
Ms. Rebeck has an MFA in Playwrighting and a PhD. in Victorian Melodrama, from Brandeis Univ
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“Georgie: I feel stupid.

Andrew: What are you talking about, you feel stupid? You just walked in here and insulted me for ten minutes.

Georgie: That was different. I was mad.

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Georgie: —Andrew—

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Georige: Fuck you.

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Georgie: You look really stupid saying fuck you—

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Georgie: Andrew, stop it. Cut it out. It sounds weird when you say it. You shouldn't talk like that.

Andrew: You talk like that all the time!
Georgie: I'm different. I mean, I know how to swear. You don't. It's like, fuck you. Fuck you. Or, you know, fuck you. It's just—you know. You got to know how to say it.

Andrew: Fuck you.

Georgie: Forget it. You look really stupid. You look the way I look when I try to talk like you.

Andrew: You've tried it? Really? I must have missed that day.

Georgie: Oh, fuck you.”
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