DOI: 10.5040/9781472584519.40000036
Scenes: 8. Roles: Male (2) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

First produced by the St. Nicholas Theatre Company in Chicago in 1974, Squirrels is a short play about an older writer, Arthur, his newest recruit, Edmond, and the unnamed cleaner with whom they strike up an artistic friendship.

Art, his career on the downturn, is obsessed with including squirrels in his prose – an obsession from which Ed is desperate to steer away. Every evening, once Art and Ed have gone home after a day of throwing ideas and paragraphs around to little effect, the Cleaning Woman writes down her own superior ideas for Art to find, crumpled up in the wastepaper basket, in the morning.

From Mamet Plays: 1


Bloomsbury Publishing

David Mamet

ISBN: 9780413645906

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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