Sam Greevy is the toast of 1920s women’s apparel, until the maverick fashion designer Sam Roms springs his radical creations on the world. The Sweatshirt, The Track Suit, Skater Pants: the clothes he comes up with are as from another dimension, and maybe they are. As Greevy tries to adapt to rapidly changing fashions, a parallel drama unfolds in Albany, circa 1996: a teenager stoner keeps losing articles of clothing, and a man keeps bursting out of his closet and taking them.
A story about two titans of the fashion industry, and one with a time machine. A farce too absurd to ever be produced, Important Hats of the Twentieth Century nonetheless premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2015.