Beautiful Again

In this off-center domestic comedy, Jack Cuzzo is seeking transformation through bigger and better hairdos and his enticing barber, Doris Bodoni. Jack’s daughter, Lou, is seeing ghosts. And his wife, Katie, refuses to see the shifting reality that’s taking shape in her own home. Jack believes success is finally within his reach (as a condiment salesman), but this potential throws his longstanding perception of himself—and of those who love him—for a loop. This Italian-American family maneuvers through their world with tremendous humor, oblivious passion, and a slightly metaphysical curiosity as they try to redefine and reinforce their identities.

Michael Kuhn, Amanda Whisner and Leanna Heiber in <I>Beautiful Again</I>, Commonweal Theatre Company. Photo by John Duder
Leanna Heiber, Amanda Whisner, Kichael Kuhn and Christine Winkler in <I>Beautiful Again</I>, Commonweal Theatre Company.
Cast Requirements

1 man
3 women

Honors

Winner: Samuel Goldywn Award (1996); Ohio Arts Council Fellowship (1993).

Production and Development History

Production: Commonweal Theatre (2003).

Workshops: Arena Stage (2001); Bay Area Playwrights Festival (1996).