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Theresa Rebeck’s “Spike Heels”

June 12, 2010

Theatre 68’s production asks whether we get what we want – or what we deserve. Sometimes, the two ends seem far too entangled.


Pygmalion goes awry in this contemporary comedy of manners by [Pulitzer nominee and finalist] Theresa Rebeck. SPIKE HEELS explores sexual harassment, misplaced amour, and the possibility of a four-sided love triangle. In the end, each character gets what they need, if not what they want. The play reveals a comedic approach to issues of sexual harassment, the control and use of women, self-determination and identity, and changing expectations of men in a feminist era. The original overall story was particularly timely, coming as it did soon after Anita Hill was hostilely questioned by Congress about her assertions that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had harassed her.

Although the playwright, Theresa Rebeck, has gone on to fame and recognition as a screenwriter for television and film, the play remains an important early milestone in her career as well as an intelligent examination of issues that are as important today as they were in 1990.

The Team Behind the Show


Written by: Theresa Rebeck (The Understudy, Law and Order, NYPD Blue)Directed by: Robert Marra

Co-Produced by: Cosmo & Janet DeNicola Co-Produced by: Carolina Groppa

Set Design by: Danny Cistone


Carolina Groppa, James McAndrew, Alexis Boozer, and Daniel Kash 

A portion of the proceeds of this production of SPIKE HEELS will be donated to Samuel Dalembert Foundation to benefit HAITI Relief.


runs through June 27, 2010. All performances will be at Theatre 68, 5419 Sunset Blvd., Suite D. in Hollywood, CA. 90027. Performances are Friday and Saturday 8:00 PM and Sunday 3:00PM. Tickets are $10.00 in advance from PLAYS411 or $15.00 at the door. Running time is 100 minutes with intermission. Free rooftop parking available. For reservations, call (323) 960-7770 or RESERVE ONLINE.

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