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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.
  • Claudia Haas:
    23 Jan. 2021
    So there is no exit and cat and fish may as well be friends. Why not? But why? Nothing in common. But they’re together. One is prey but why not? Life in a fishbowl - why is that not life. Who knows? Cat and fish don’t. Read the play. Maybe you’ll know. Or maybe you’ll just be entertained.
  • Ryan M. 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!
  • Ryan Bernier:
    22 Apr. 2020
    A delightful dive into the existential imagination of two pets. The dialogue is quick and witty, and leaves plenty of room for actors and directors to play. The absurdity of the situation and tone are perfect and those of us with the opportunity to day dream are sure to fall in love with it.
  • Claudia Haas:
    21 Apr. 2020
    Whatever human is living with Fish and Cat has no idea what they are missing. An improbable friendship. A lesson in life. A knowledge that is all pared down. The sun rises. The sun sets. And there we go. Yes, absurd. But can absurd have a tender side? I hope wherever you are, the gravel is edible and you have a friendship close to what Fish and Cat have.
  • Ruben Carbajal:
    19 Apr. 2020
    The Window deserves all of the praise it's receiving and more. It's a high-water mark of 10-minute plays--intelligent, funny, moving. The characters are so engaging, I was almost mournful as I hit the last page, as it meant my time with the Cat and the Fish were done. It's a piece that stays with you, and one I hope will be widely produced.

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