Tethered: Addison & Eleonore

One Act (~10 mins). A retired business mogul, Addison Spratt, and his wife Eleonore are hosting a cocktail party at their stately mansion in Bethesda, MD. Heavily intoxicated, the pair unwittingly reveal curious details about their son's childhood, which raises some questions about his virility. Nevertheless, their money, power and influence serve to save the evening and to guard their son's...
One Act (~10 mins). A retired business mogul, Addison Spratt, and his wife Eleonore are hosting a cocktail party at their stately mansion in Bethesda, MD. Heavily intoxicated, the pair unwittingly reveal curious details about their son's childhood, which raises some questions about his virility. Nevertheless, their money, power and influence serve to save the evening and to guard their son's character. Companion piece to Tethered: Edwin & Abigail.
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Tethered: Addison & Eleonore

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  • Philip Middleton Williams:
    10 Apr. 2021
    In the best style of the understated plays by Edward Albee and Harold Pinter, Craig Houk gives us a lesson in what the upper crustaceans really say and think when they think no one else is listening. But even if they were, they don't care. This goes beyond politics and position in society; it is an indictment of a people in power who by any rights shouldn't have it, and it's done to a fine turn in this two-hander.
  • Alice Josephs:
    10 Apr. 2021
    With spare and biting dialogue, a cocktail party proves an apt vehicle for this piece about a pitiless couple pursuing political power. Both in addressing their guests and in their private relationship, they disregard the cost of their ambition to their own marriage, their adopted son moulded in their image and any sense of social conscience, consistency and sanity in this absurdist, even poetic play.
  • Doug DeVita:
    28 Mar. 2021
    Addison and Eleonore are horrible, toxic people, perfectly representing a group of horribly toxic people, and Craig Houk has showcased them in a perfectly pitched play that shines a bright, unforgiving light on these horribly toxic people and their horribly toxic ideas, and the horribly toxic possibility of their return to power. Listen to Craig. He knows what he’s talking about.

Character Information

  • Addison Spratt
    Late 60s,
    White
    ,
    Male
  • Eleonore Spratt
    Early 60s,
    White
    ,
    Female