One Fine Day

One Fine Day

Or How I Learned to Walk Straight (One Woman Show).

Anything can happen one fine day if you’re thirteen and in love for the very first time. …


Our tale begins on a brilliant and crisp autumn afternoon in the early 1960s. The Chiffons are shubiduing with “One Fine Day,” a love song full of pathos and longing. Our 13-year-old narrator is listening to the music on her transistor radio and dreaming of Mark, the gorgeous and very unattainable captain of her junior high school’s basketball team. But more than anything else, she’s dreaming of overcoming her pigeon-toes and getting rid of her orthopedic shoes. If so, she might possibly make it to the cheerleaders and pom-pom her way into Mark’s heart.

The day finally arrives on which it looks as if all her dreams will come true. But as luck will have it, disaster strikes! On this day, not only are the small dreams of a 13-year-old destroyed, but the big dreams of an entire nation too.

One Fine Day presents a tongue-in-cheek snapshot of American teenagers in the early 1960s, as well as insight into an event of earth-shattering and tragic significance to millions around the world: the day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

The One Fine Day stage show as well as the television production were adapted from the original radio narration of the same name.

One Woman Show
Written and performed by HJR
in original English / in authentic German
Production staff: Dirk Schulz-Ehlers (AH), Harvey Friedman (AH & Grips), Manfred Grasshof (Grips)
Amerika Haus Berlin, GRIPS-Probebühne, Lachmesse Leipzig, etc.