The Window

Cat longs for intellectual stimulation while Fish is hopeful that perhaps the gravel at the bottom of his 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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  • Ryan Bultrowicz:
    16 Jan. 2021
    Canfield's "The Window" is a fantastic and mesmerizing take on existentialism. It is explored through two unique individuals on polar opposites of the spectrum of life. A small-minded fish and a angst-fueled house cat.

    Very reminiscent of the works of Sartre - the play is full of cleverly constructed bits of dialogue that lend themselves to deeper introspection on relationships, the world, its hierarchy, and our place in it. I must also add the play is pretty heartwarming in it's own special, twisted, way!
  • John Busser:
    30 Apr. 2020
    After reading this, I found I want to hear more adventures of the Cat and Fish. Stranger friendships than this may develop but none this fun. I want to look back into this particular window again.
  • Nathan Christopher:
    23 Apr. 2020
    What a delightful play! The rhythm of the dialogue between Fish and Cat is great, which would make this a joy to hear as well as see. And so many creative possibilities for bringing this to life on stage!

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