Two worlds collide when a reclusive resident of New York’s most fabled apartment building entertains his first visitor in years.
LENGTH: 30 minutes
PRODUCTION AND AWARD HISTORY
Best Short Play Award - Downtown Urban Theater Festival 2005.
Presented at the Downtown Urban Theater Festival 2005 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, New York
Presented at Octoberfest 2005 at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York.
THE DAKOTA served as the basis for the full-length play, AT THE DAKOTA (click here).
EARL MUMFORD: A 71-year-old retired architect who lives at the Dakota on Central Park West in New York City. Distinguished and charming. Dresses somewhat formally, even in summer.
MARK: An accountant in his forties. Lives in Stamford, CT and works in midtown Manhattan. A bit cocky, a bit devious and mistrustful. Appears in both scenes in a business suit, each time having come from work.
An apartment at The Dakota.
1999—a summer afternoon and an evening a week later.