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The Owl and The Pussycat by Bill Manhoff.
Directed by Diane Dye
From a San Francisco loft, a stuffy author focuses his binoculars on a prostitute plying her trade. He complains to the landlord, has her evicted and finds he has trouble pounding on his door with vengeance. She figures he owes her a pad for the night, an arrangement that leads to hilarity. She is practically illiterate but quickly absorbs language skills; it does trouble her that having learned to pronounce "impeccable" she can't find a sentence to fit it into. He begins to melt and they find themselves falling in love, a circumstance that can lead only to two things: suicide which they try with clumsy abandon or turning square he as a bookstore clerk and she as a bona fide receptionist. "The first nighters laughed maniacally." N.Y. Daily News. "Animated ... vivid and comic.... Startling intensity and truth." N.Y. Times. "It is a long time since I recall two characters who creep so effectively into the heart of the audience." N.Y. Journal American.
Featured in this play are Jerald Monroe, Lyn Hinkle and Charlie Barber.
02/15/1980 - OP Players Up To 'Owl and Pussycat'
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