“Neatly written with smart, funny lines.” – New York Post
“Stinging one liners.” N.Y. Daily News.
‘Spike Heels’; the modern American classic by Theresa Rebeck. A contemporary ‘Pygmalion’ comedic critique of the patriarchy, toxic masculinity and ongoing sexual harassment in the workplace. A working-class woman finds her identity tussled between a patronising scholar, a misogynistic lawyer and the scholar’s jealous fiancée. Though written thirty years ago and set in 1990s Boston, its critique of gender-power dynamics is still [frustratingly] as relevant as ever…
With its revival situated amid the 2021 Australian context of revelations of large scale sexual abuse by Sydney private school boys, and allegations of rape in Parliament, ‘Spike Heels’ demonstrates to us exactly how little has changed in thirty years, and how far we have yet to go.