16 Spells to Charm the Beast

16 Spells to Charm the Beast
by Lisa D'Amour

Productions (4)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m
  • Set: Two environments exist simultaneously: Lillian's living room in an upscale high-rise, and the Beast's shoddy apartment across town.

16 Spells to Charm the Beast
by Lisa D'Amour

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Productions (4)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m
  • Set: Two environments exist simultaneously: Lillian's living room in an upscale high-rise, and the Beast's shoddy apartment across town.

Lillian Davis, a metropolitan housewife of inconsequential regard, sets out to write her last will and testament in her apartment on the 27th floor of a respectable, rent-controlled building. As she inventories her possessions, the hairs on the back of her neck stand up. There is a Beast watching her every move, spying on her through a telescope from the window of his apartment halfway across town. As Lillian flashes forward and backward through her life with her husband Ned and her daughter Norma, the Beast comes closer and closer to Lillian's home, until she can no longer ignore him.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
NOTE: This play is part of an anthology called Funny, Strange, Provocative: Seven Plays from Clubbed Thumb.
Standard Edition $19.95
Standard Manager Edition $0.00

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Play Details

Lillian Davis, a metropolitan housewife of inconsequential regard, sets out to write her last will and testament in her apartment on the 27th floor of a respectable, rent-controlled building. As she inventories her possessions, the hairs on the back of her neck stand up. There is a Beast watching her every move, spying on her through a telescope from the window of his apartment halfway across town. As Lillian flashes forward and backward through her life with her husband Ned and her daughter Norma, the Beast comes closer and closer to Lillian's home, until she can no longer ignore him.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m
  • Set: Two environments exist simultaneously: Lillian's living room in an upscale high-rise, and the Beast's shoddy apartment across town.

Published Reviews

"Regarding matters of the heart, [16 Spells to Charm the Beast] describes the pain and beauty of our lives with a lyricism bordering on enchantment."

Robert Faires, The Austin Chronicle (Texas)

Production History

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JAN 19, 2008 - JAN 19, 2008
Meeting House Theater Lab
Winter Harbor, ME United States
Meeting House Theater Lab Winter Harbor, ME United States
FEB 01, 2003 - FEB 28, 2003
Salvage Vanguard Theater
Austin, TX United States
Salvage Vanguard Theater Austin, TX United States
NOV 01, 2002 - NOV 30, 2002
Mary Worth Company
Minneapolis, MN United States
Mary Worth Company Minneapolis, MN United States
JUN 01, 2001 - JUN 30, 2001
Clubbed Thumb (Summerworks Festival)
New York City, NY United States
Clubbed Thumb (Summerworks Festival) New York City, NY United States
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Production Group
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FEB 01, 2003 - FEB 28, 2003
Salvage Vanguard Theater
Austin, TX United States
Salvage Vanguard Theater Austin, TX United States
NOV 01, 2002 - NOV 30, 2002
Mary Worth Company
Minneapolis, MN United States
Mary Worth Company Minneapolis, MN United States
JUN 01, 2001 - JUN 30, 2001
Clubbed Thumb (Summerworks Festival)
New York City, NY United States
Clubbed Thumb (Summerworks Festival) New York City, NY United States