Tim Marks

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"Couldn't be more direct or less obscure... with virtually every speech and scene ringing painfully, bitterly true."

"I was never to initiate a conversation, I was never to talk about my religion, I was never to look up when they entered a room, I was to make neither demands or requests. I was to know that my future lay in the hands of Allah and I was to be grateful for that."


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Eve's Barette

Plot Summary:

Eve is a woman abused both physically and mentally by her husband Jimmy, an unseen but ever-present threat to her safety. She lives a quiet life, forced to stay at home, spending her days doing housework, reading magazines, and secretly watching the soap operas her husband hates. Life for all in the household is disrupted by Tony, a contractor hired to build her "Dream Kitchen." Tony's influence on Eve is subversive, and she starts taking small but dangerous chances. Tony has his own agenda, and, fueled by a gambling addiction, he continually challenges the odds as he spins out of control. Will he be Eve's savior, or the catalyst for her destruction?

Information for the Producer:

Two act drama.
Unit set.
Characters: 5 Major, 1 Minor.
Setting: Suburban.


Eve's Barette and all excerpts from it are © 2001 Tim Marks. Excerpts may contain strong language or violence.