Reina Hardy


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Dark Comedy-Fantasy


by Reina Hardy

Beauty never showed up. After centuries under the curse, the Beast and his remaining magical servant (a hopelessly optimistic lamp) move into a shabby Chicago apartment, hoping for a lower cost of living and better luck with girls. In the threatening, impossible, completely ordinary world of paying rent and taking public transportation, is a happy ending even possible? A romantic tragicomedy about facing the witch in your head, and finding the wish in your heart.

Production Notes:


Only: Female, intermediate age, spry. A lamp.

The Beast: Male, intermediate age. A beast, you know?

The Witch: Female, older, smooth motherly air.

Aiofe: Female, mid-twenties.

SETTING: A low-rent apartment on the north side of Chicago. Nowhere else.

Photo from the Know Theatre (credit: Mikki Schaffner)


Reina Hardy

Reina Hardy's plays, which usually contain magic and sometimes contain science, have been producedacross the United States, and in England and Australia. They include “Changelings,” “Fanatical,”“Stargazers,” and “Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven.” Reina holds a Michener Fellowshipin Playwriting and Screenwriting from UT Austin, has appeared on the Kilroy’s List, and is thewinner of the Kennedy Center ACTF TYA Prize. Theatrical representation: Susan Gurman.TV/Film: Verve and Arlook. For more information, please see... [FULL BIO]