Playwright Theresa Rabeck

Director Jade King Carroll***

Dates Apr. 16 - May 2, 2021

Digital on Demand Dates: Apr. 28 - May 16, 2021

Run Time 100 minutes | No intermission

Range: $25 - $53

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About the Play

Shoe-obsessed divorcee Hayley played by Annie Henks regales us with hilarious stories as she re-enters the world of dating in this 90-minute (no break) one-woman show. “And then I realize, in this sort of strange, hallucinatory moment, that the bug guy is looking kind of good, and the things he’s saying about bugs are really kind of fascinating and it is then that I realized that maybe it has been too long since I’ve been on a date.”–So confesses a single mother and self-described restaurant idiot-savant in this thoroughly charming and slyly sweet one-woman play by the author of The Butterfly Collection and Spike Heels. This idiosyncratic journey to self-discovery involves the Romanian mob, a Buddhist rainstorm, a teenage daughter, shoes, and a few very bad dates. (Concord Theatrical)



  • Preview Fri & Sat  7:00 pm  $26-$48
  • Wed thru Sat  7:00 pm $35-$62
  • Thu  2:00 pm  $35-$62
  • Sat & Sun  2:00 pm  $40-$68
  • Digital on Demand  $25


  • Sat, Apr 17  7:00 pm
  • Thu, Apr 29  2:00 pm
  • Digital on Demand – Available by calling the Box Office

Virtual Discussions

  • Curtain Call  Digital on Demand
  • Artistic Perspective  Digital on Demand

About the Playwright

Theresa Rebeck is a playwright, film writer, television writer, and novelist. Her works have been produced on Broadway and Off-Broadway to great acclaim. She has won and been nominated for numerous awards, and her play Omnium Gatherum was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2004. 

Her Broadway debut was a production of her play Mauritius, which was originally performed at The Manhattan Theater Club before moving to The Biltmore Theater in 2007. Additional Broadway credits include Seminar which opened on Broadway in 2011, Dead Accounts which premiered 

in 2012, and, most recently, Bernhardt/Hamlet, which was on Broadway in 2018 and was nominated for multiple Tony Awards. 

In addition to her prolific career in theater, she has also been a writer on multiple television and films shows such as Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and NYPD Blue. She was a creator and producer of the NBC series Smash that followed a team of creatives in New York attempting to produce a new musical. Her first screenplay was Harriet the Spy and she has worked as a writer since on films such as Catwoman, Gossip, and Sunday on the Rocks. 

Cast and Creative Team

Meet the Director and the Cast

Jade King Carroll (SDC)

Jade King Carroll (Director) Native Gardens, Skeleton Crew, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Whipping Man (Portland Stage); Proof of Love (Audible at Minetta Lane/audiobook); Detroit ’67 (McCarter Theatre co-production with Hartford Stage); Intimate Apparel, The Piano Lesson (McCarter Theatre); The Piano Lesson (Hartford Stage); Having Our Say (Hartford Stage co-production with Long Wharf Theatre); Autumn’s Harvest (Lincoln Center Institute); A Trouble in Mind (Two River Theater & Playmaker’s Rep); The Revolutionists, Sunset Baby (City Theatre); A Raisin In The Sun (Juilliard & Perseverance); The Tempest (Chatauqua Theater Company); Seven Guitars (People’s Light and Theatre & Point Park University); King Hedley II (Portland Playhouse); Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money (Atlantic Theater); Skeleton Crew (Dorset Theater Festival, Portland Stage, and a co-production with TheatreWorks Palo Alto & Marin Theatre); The Basset Table (Adelphi); Topdog/Underdog (WVU); Marisol (NYCDA); Radio Golf (Penn State); The Persians, Splittin’ the Raft (People’s Light & Theatre); From the Author of (Delaware Rep); A Member of the Wedding (Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in Provincetown); Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth (Playwright’s Realm); Associate Director for A Streetcar Named Desire and The Gin Game (Broadway), The Children’s Monologues (Carnegie Hall).

Annie Henk (AEA)

Annie Henk is thrilled to be working at Portland Stage, as “Haley.” Her Off Broadway theater credits include: Blind Alley (Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre Co., NY stage debut); Pinkolandia and Lucy Loves Me (INTAR); To The Bone (Cherry Lane), City of No Illusions, Cute Activist, The Rafa Play (Flea Theater); La Ruta, Frank Dwyer, and Sadly Missed (Ensemble Studio Theatre). Regional: Pinkolandia (Two River Theater); Enfrascada (Renaissance Theaterworks); Adriana Sevahn’s one-woman show Taking Flight and Gladys in the Cook (Stages Repertory Theatre). As a bilingual (English/Spanish) voice over artist, she will be heard in an upcoming PBS children’s series, and has narrated many audio books including: Sunstroke, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Finn, Starbound, and Earthbound. Podcasts include: Macbeth (Play On), The Bleeding Class (Geva Theatre), Junior Spacelords (Kennedy Center),, Don’t Break the Rules ( TV Guest Roles include: Bull (CBS), The Blacklist (NBC), Longmire (Netflix), Red Oaks (Amazon). Film credits: Entre Nos, That’s What She Said. Member of The Actors Center. Thank you: Anita, for keeping theater alive; Jade for taking this journey with us; the amazing support crew of “line runners;” and Bastian and Bug. IG: anniehenkisme

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