New Shoes

New Shoes by Sheila Callaghan

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Productions (6)
Absurd comedy
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30 - 45 minutes
2 f, 2 m
Content Notes: Adult language and content
Set: A bed. A desk.

Richard, a middle-aged Vietnam vet, falls asleep one night next to his nagging wife and wakes up in the arms of his beautiful young secretary. His grasp of reality begins to crumble as his tortured past penetrates his benign present in real-time.

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $55
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $17.99

*The per performance fee begins at $55. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Richard, a middle-aged Vietnam vet, falls asleep one night next to his nagging wife and wakes up in the arms of his beautiful young secretary. His grasp of reality begins to crumble as his tortured past penetrates his benign present in real-time.

  • Absurd comedy
  • |
  • 30 - 45 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A bed. A desk.

Published Reviews

"Sheila Callaghan's New Shoes by far tops the bill... Callaghan's play tells the potent tale of Richard, whose average life becomes infected with memories of a Vietnamese love affair... Throughout all this, a fantasy collage, merging disparate elements of his reality, unveils his secret yearnings."

LA Weekly

"The highlight of the evening was New Shoes by Sheila Callaghan of New York... As the act moves on, the audience is drawn deeper into the man's mind, wondering what he is thinking and where the scenes will take us... Talking to other audience members, some did not understand it at all, and others found it captivating."

Los Angeles Local Art Works

"When it's over we feel overwhelmed by the compelling images which dragged us into the inner haunts of the tortured man..."

Reviewplays.com

Production History

DEC 10, 2016 - DEC 13, 2016
Drama League
New York, NY United States
Drama League New York, NY United States
APR 28, 2006 - APR 28, 2006
Theatre MSU
Mississippi State, MS United States
Theatre MSU Mississippi State, MS United States
DEC 15, 2005 - DEC 15, 2005
Richardson High School
Richardson, TX United States
Richardson High School Richardson, TX United States
OCT 16, 2004 - OCT 16, 2004
Moving Arts
Los Angeles, CA United States
Moving Arts Los Angeles, CA United States
JAN 01, 2000 - DEC 31, 2000
Moving Arts
Los Angeles, CA United States
Moving Arts Los Angeles, CA United States
JAN 01, 1997 - DEC 31, 1997
Expanded Arts
New York, NY United States
Expanded Arts New York, NY United States
No upcoming productions.
DEC 10, 2016 - DEC 13, 2016
Drama League
New York, NY United States
Drama League New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 2000 - DEC 31, 2000
Moving Arts
Los Angeles, CA United States
Moving Arts Los Angeles, CA United States

Awards (1)

LA Weekly Award for Best One-Act