The House: A Play in Three Acts
The house is one of the most important assets in most divorces. It can have a large monetary value as well as a large debt. Moreover, it is shelter for the family. And people have a lot of historical and emotional attachment to their homes. I thought the various issues involving the house might best be addressed in this short play.
Act One: The Wife’s Lawyer
Venerable divorce lawyer Simon Nicholas enters from stage left to start his day at his well-appointed law office, which takes up half the stage. There are freshly pointed pencils, tips upward, in a cup on his desk. He sits down at his large desk, which has only one piece of paper in the center. He picks up one of the pencils and starts to write, ...