In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel
As Clive Barnes outlines: "Superficially the play is about the painter--famous, rich and lost--and his wife, who find themselves in a Tokyo hotel. The wife, wildly promiscuous, tries to seduce the Japanese barman in the hotel bar. The artist is in his room, naked on a canvas with a spray-gun, trying to develop a new technique, almost confident that he has invented color. Almost confident, but not quite, for he lacks confidence the way an anemic man lacks blood. The artist, in the final stages of some spiritual or physical dissolution, at last joins his wife in the bar. But she has sent to Manhattan for his picture dealer and friend. She then goes out, presumably to find a man. A few days later the dealer arrives in Tokyo. The wife, determined to be free, tries to persuade the friend to take the artist back to New York, under sedation if necessary. But the artist foils her plans by dying. Suddenly, with the bleakness of loss, she finds that she too has nowhere to go."
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|Play Type: ||Play|
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|Total Characters: ||5|
|Male Characters: ||3|
|Female Characters: ||2|
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|Cost: ||FEE: $50 per performance|
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|Publisher: ||Dramatists Play Service|
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