The Key/Tone Clusters

Joyce Carol Oates
LA Theatre Works
Directed by Gordon Hunt
Two one-act plays by Joyce Carol Oates. The Key is a hilariously perverse encounter between a vacationing suburban housewife, recently separated from her husband, and a prosperous businessman. Tone Clusters is a chilling tragicomedy that takes the form of a surreal interview between a middle-aged, middle-class American couple and the media.
Production duration: 1 hr 17 min
LA Theatre Works

Cast & creative team


  • Edwin
    Hector Elizondo
  • Waiter
    Don Reed
  • Melissa
    JoBeth Williams
  • Frank Gulick
    Edward Asner
  • The Voice
    Hector Elizondo
  • Emily Gulick
    Joyce Van Patten


  • Gordon Hunt