‘Spike Heels’ (Lydia): “At first, I admired Andrew’s interest in your welfare”

'Spike Heels' by Theresa Rebeck

From: Play

Type: Dramedy

Character: Lydia, Andrew’s fiancee and the woman to Georgie’s “other woman.” Insults about her are throughout Act I but it's soon revealed that she's a betrayed woman with a hardened exterior. Underneath it all though, she's kind-hearted.

Gender: Female

Age Range: 30's

Summary: A contemporary comedy of manners which explores sexual harassment, misplaced amour, and the possibility of a four sided love triangle. The combatants are a sexy, volatile young woman and three Back Bay types a writer, a lawyer and a fiancee in sensible shoes. The setting is Boston, the ending is happy and laughter abounds.

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LYDIA: At first, I admired Andrew’s interest in your welfare. He cares about people; he truly cares and I think that’s wonderful. But these past few months, I must admit, I have become less interested in his interest. Not only do I listen to him talk about you incessantly, any time I come over to have dinner or spend the night here, I am bombarded by you. When you come home at night, we hear your little heels clicking on the ceiling. When you leave in the morning, we hear your little heels. When you go to bed we hear you brush your teeth, and talk on the phone, and listen to the radio and on certain evenings I could swear that we can even hear you undress. I am not enjoying this. For the past two months, I have been under the distinct impression that any time I spend the night here, I am actually sleeping with two people – Andrew and yourself. In fact, when you came home with Edward tonight my first though was, my God, the bed is already crowded enough, now we have to fit Edward in too?

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