About Time

About Time

by Tom Cole
     
 
ABOUT TIME takes place in the condominium kitchen of an old married couple. Over the course of the day from breakfast and lunch to dinner and a late snack, the couple talk about everything under the sun, especially food, sex, children and aging. She is getting slower than she used to be; in fact, it takes all morning to chop vegetables. He cannot move around quite as

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ABOUT TIME takes place in the condominium kitchen of an old married couple. Over the course of the day from breakfast and lunch to dinner and a late snack, the couple talk about everything under the sun, especially food, sex, children and aging. She is getting slower than she used to be; in fact, it takes all morning to chop vegetables. He cannot move around quite as fast as he once did. Neither see their children as much as they would like. Yet both certainly have their wits about them as the dialogue snaps and crackles its way through the four scenes. Faced with the thought of mortality, they grapple with what it means to share�and to come to the end of�a life together.

Editorial Reviews

BackStage
ABOUT TIME has an edge of stylization reminiscent of Beckett's minimalism and astutely depicts the concerns of the aged.
NY Magazine
There is fun to be had with Tom Cole's ABOUT TIME.
NY Newsday
Humor is one of the essential factors in survival during the aging process, and I have just had several comforting and fortifying hours of laughter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822200024
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1991

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