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Saturday Nov 2, 2013

142 E DeVargas St
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: (505) 988-4262
Website: Click to Visit


$10 Suggested Donation




Santa Fe Playhouse

Phone: (505) 988-4262
Website: Click to Visit

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Staged reading of the rarely produced play by Tom Noonan.

By Tom Noonan With Aaron Leventman and Mary Beth Lindsey, Directed by Michael Graves.  This darkly humorous play explores the personal psychic landscape of two lonely New Yorkers. Jackie, a secretary in a legal firm, and Michael, a paralegal in her office, are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner one night. As this 'first date' plays out, the audience is guided through a mental minefield of disappointment, desolation, and desperation. Their conversation, with its awkward 'small talk', slowly reveals their unhappy lives as the two manage to surprise each other with hidden, unexpected twists of character. The play was first performed at the Paradise Theatre in NYC in 1993 followed by a screen version which went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival where it was the critics’ darling that year. It has since rarely, if ever, been performed live.