The Window

Cat longs for intellectual stimulation while Fish is hopeful that perhaps the gravel at the bottom of the bowl is edible. Confined together with no influence over the outside world, Cat and Fish must find meaning in their lives through their interactions with one another.
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The Window

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  • Christine Foster:
    26 Feb. 2022
    It's arch, it's perceptive, and it's great fun, too. We may not be as nihilistic as the Cat or as gullible as the Fish, but their clearcut and opposing philosophies overlap in our own daily thoughts, making us smile in recognition as they explore the unlikely possibility that they may actually be friends.
  • Emily McClain:
    25 Apr. 2021
    A wonderful exploration of an unlikely friendship! We can see ourselves in both Cat and Fish, and appreciate their worldviews that are both humorous and tragic in turns. A truly excellent short play!
  • Daniel Prillaman:
    4 Mar. 2021
    Is “existentially delightful” a phrase? Even if not, “The Window” is it. It is funny, slightly terrifying, but so charming and wonderful that you think about the terror just a little less. We could all stand to listen more to the philosophies of Cat. We could all stand to approach the world with the wonder of Fish. And we could all stand to take a peek at (and produce) this short play. Do not be deterred by the praise, it is well deserved.

Character Information

  • Fish
    A cheerful soul who enjoys new experiences.
  • Cat
    A philosopher.

Production History

  • Community Theater
    ,
    Santa Paula Theatre Center
    ,
    2019
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Spokane Civic Theatre
    ,
    2015

Awards

Audience Choice
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Audience Choice Award
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2015