The Sitting Room

The Sitting Room

A play in One Act by Rebecca Redshaw

The Sitting Room by Rebecca Redshaw

Jean, along with her dog, Leo, is perplexed about what to do with the unexpected gift of a painting. Her sitting room walls are already crowded with old favorites; Hopper’s Nighthawks, Degas’ L’Absinthe, and an old English breakfast tableau of her mother’s. When Jean closes the door to go out for the afternoon, the framed “characters” come to life, jockeying for position and interrogating the new interloper – a signed, original oil. A lively debate ensues as to who will be relegated to the mustiness of the attic. Each states his or her claim to wall space as the mystery of the surprise guest slowly unfurls.

This eighty-five minute, one act play brings to life characters from different artistic eras with diverse cultural personalities. The action in “The Sitting Room” gives new meaning to “off the wall.”

Performance History

  • Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, Wa.
  • Juan de Fuca Festival, Port Angeles, Wa.
  • Camaraderie Cellars, Port Angeles, Wa.
  • Gabriola Players Theatre Society, Gabriola Island, BC, Canada