Stretch (a fantasia)

Stretch (a fantasia)
by Susan Bernfield

Productions (3)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Flexible.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-506-3

Stretch (a fantasia)
by Susan Bernfield

(0)
Productions (3)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Flexible.

Rose Mary Woods -- Richard Nixon's secretary of 23 years -- testified that a slip of her foot when she reached for the phone produced the blank and buzzy Watergate tape. In this inventive, engaging play, we meet this audacious woman in her final days, spent in an Ohio nursing home observing the tense presidential election of 2004. Her dreams fraught with jumbled recollections of her service under Nixon, she is challenged by her fellow nursing home residents to reconcile her unflagging loyalty with the consequences of her actions.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

Rose Mary Woods -- Richard Nixon's secretary of 23 years -- testified that a slip of her foot when she reached for the phone produced the blank and buzzy Watergate tape. In this inventive, engaging play, we meet this audacious woman in her final days, spent in an Ohio nursing home observing the tense presidential election of 2004. Her dreams fraught with jumbled recollections of her service under Nixon, she is challenged by her fellow nursing home residents to reconcile her unflagging loyalty with the consequences of her actions.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Flexible.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-506-3

Published Reviews

"An inventive work, lyrical and stark at the same time..."

The New York Times

"Makes us ask hard questions about history... When the sourpuss in the sensible shoes links the personal to the political, we're on to something messier and more challenging than the 'message' political plays are thought to be there to deliver."

New York Theatre Wire

"Engaging...her characterization seems honest and real."

The Philadelphia Inquirer

"...a powerful, painful play. It's no stretch for me to say that it's unmissable...Rose Mary Woods, as written by Susan Bernfield, is one hell of a dame."

New Theatre Corps

"A terrifically engaged journey through the landscape of American dreams and disaffection...a gentle play driven by achingly acute questions."

Backstage

"In a weirdly sensitive homage to moral flexibility, Bernfield whittles Woods into a gorgeously limber fantasy..."

Time Out New York

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MAR 29, 2010 - APR 25, 2010
People's Light and Theatre
Malvern, PA United States
People's Light and Theatre Malvern, PA United States
MAY 02, 2008 - MAY 28, 2008
New Georges
New York, NY United States
New Georges New York, NY United States
JUL 17, 2007 - JUL 20, 2007
Soho Think Tank's Ice Factory Festival (workshop)
New York, NY United States
Soho Think Tank's Ice Factory Festival (workshop) New York, NY United States
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Production Group
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MAR 29, 2010 - APR 25, 2010
People's Light and Theatre
Malvern, PA United States
People's Light and Theatre Malvern, PA United States
MAY 02, 2008 - MAY 28, 2008
New Georges
New York, NY United States
New Georges New York, NY United States