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In this unabashedly sentimental comedy, a cat named Samantha has just started living with a guy named Shuman who she believes is her true love. At first everything seems to be going great. Samantha can't get enough of Shuman, and she can't get enough of him. But soon Samantha realizes that Shuman doesn't always seem to understand her. Worse yet, Shuman doesn't always seem all that interested in trying to understand her. Things become truly problematic when one night Oscar, a sexy alley cat, shows up at the door. Suddenly Samantha begins to wonder whether she's an indoor or an outdoor cat. To make matters more complicated, a quirky aspiring cat therapist named Matilda inserts herself into the mix, thinking she can solve everyone's problems but only seems to make things worse. Eventually Samantha finds herself on a journey, both physical and emotional, that leads her to discover what having a home and being loved really mean to her. INDOOR/OUTDOOR is an allegory about the difficulties and joys of all manner of relationships. "Genuine kindness - the type that isn't coated in mawkishness or undercut with irony - is about as rare in the theater as a talking cat. Kenny Finkle's INDOOR/OUTDOOR has both ... it's the improbably story of a kitten who follows the path of so many heroes by leaving home to find herself. It is also a clever, big-hearted comedy that makes it easy to feel good. Finkle gives his central characters rich detail, letting comedy arise naturally from their interactions. More than making jokes, he's crafting a story. INDOOR/OUTDOOR is less about cats than about glorious, permanent love." -Mark Blankenship, Variety ..". What a wonderful treat ... to discover ... a refreshing and clever play made more, well, 'purrrrfect' ... Finkle's story offers a crafty humor and a few lessons in life to be gleaned from it, proving it ultimately touched by a poet ..." -Travis Michael Holder, Backstage "Samantha is a cat with a story to tell. It's a good story - poignant, witty and even a little wacky at times. And though it's a cat's story, it's human at its core, which makes Kenny Finkle's new play INDOOR/OUTDOOR so enjoyable ..." -David Cameron, The Ithaca Journal.