The HVAC Plays (Or, Adventures in Living Without Basic Necessities, Like Heat and Air Conditioning)

6 exasperated city-dwellers, 3 crappy apartments & 1 absentee landlord. When central air fails, hot and cold collide and culminate in acts of desperation.

This play was previously available for purchase on Indie Theatre Now.
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The HVAC Plays (Or, Adventures in Living Without Basic Necessities, Like Heat and Air Conditioning)

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    6 Aug. 2020
    There is nothing that boils the blood more than friction against your climate inclinations! It's incredibly dramatic and all the stakes are raised! Incredibly relatable and so much fun!
  • Matthew Weaver:
    6 Jul. 2019
    How important is cold when it's hot, and heat when it's cold? It's a matter of life and death, as Pittenger shows in these lovely, lovely vignettes that capture life when the A/C is on the fritz and the heater won't work, with couples intermingled all living in the same building. I was on board the moment Paul and Jane met on the fire escapes, and Pittenger's words never broke the spell. She gives us a glimpse at some of the most mundane, important parts of her characters' lives. So realistic you'll break a sweat/feel a chill.

Character Information

  • Paul
    20s,
    White
    ,
    Male
  • Nina
    20-30,
    Latinx
    ,
    Female
  • Michael
    20-30,
    Any
    ,
    Male
  • Jane
    20s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
  • Ilya
    20-30,
    Russian
    ,
    Male
  • Beatrice
    20,
    Any
    ,
    Female

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    New York International Fringe Festival
    ,
    2014