Metaphorical Shoes


After spending most of her life raising children and wearing sensible shoes, Doris finds her inner goddess in a pair of stylish, trendy shoes. Husband Don is not convinced.

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  • Judith Pratt
    1 man, 2 women
    10 minute comedy

    About the play: After spending most of her life raising children and wearing sensible shoes, Doris finds her inner goddess in a pair of stylish, trendy shoes. Husband Don, whose shoes date from 1958, is not convinced, worrying about broken hips. Funny, with a satisfying ending!

    About the shoes: The actress may choose a pair of shoes that is glittery, a bright color, or some outlandish style like cowboy boots. It is not necessary to wear high heels to do this role!

    Recognition for Metaphorical Shoes:

    • Finalist, Eileen Heckart Senior Drama Competition, 2007
    • Reading by The Lost Playwrights of Western North Carolina, March 2009
    • Honorable Mention, Old Opera House Theatre Company New Voice Play Festival, 2009
    • Theatre Southwest 8th Annual Readers Theatre, 2012
    • Geneva Theatre Guild, 2012
    • Cashiers Library, 2015
    • Phoenix Theatre Caleb Reese Festival, 2017

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    About the playwright: Judith Pratt is a director, theatre professor, and actor, as well as a fully qualified senior. Her plays have been produced in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Cape Town, South Africa, among others.

    Combine this play with Never Wear a Dead Man’s Shoes by Judd Lear Silverman and High Heels and Ten Years Younger from Age on Stage: Ten Minute Plays for a great show!

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    Judith Pratt



    Running Time

    10 Minute Play






    $15 per performance

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