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Steambath (1973)

TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it ... See full summary »

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TV play chronicling the advice and various miracles dispensed by God who has come to earth in guise of Morty, an irrasible attendent working in a steambath.

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Tandy
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Bieberman
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Young Man (as Neil Schwartz)
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Young Man
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José Pérez ...
Attendant (as Jose Perez)
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Longshoreman
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Young Girl
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TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it becomes clear that the steambath is a sort of Afterlife, where indifferent souls come to tell their stories to God who happens to be the attendant picking up the towels. Written by <starcro1@gte.net>

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They Found God In A Steambath

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The original play was parodied in the TV program "The Odd Couple: What Does a Naked Lady Say to You". The seemingly mild mannered woman Felix is dating is (unbeknownst to Felix) starring in an all nude Off Broadway play called "The Bathtub". See more »

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this is a terrific play! where can i get a copy [video, etc.]?
23 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

A very metaphysical, light-hearted play I saw on PBS 28 years ago and have not seen since. I really, really would like to view it again and give it as a stocking-stuffer to all my friends this Christmas. It is a must on how not to take life or yourself too seriously. Anybody know where I can get a copy?


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