Full Length Play
60 minutes (1 hour)
Time Period - 1980s
Settings Of Play - The small town of Shandon, Indiana; 1982.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
Two cops...in the kind of quiet little town where a kid dreams of growing up to be a fireman. Or a racecar driver. Where the only question you ask yourself at the end of the day is if you're gonna knock back your cold one at Swanky's, Spanky's, or Zingers. A town where neighbors pitch in to help neighbors in need, and where if you wake up in the middle of the night...you should keep your eyes closed. Because the man in red is there in the corner. Watching you. Smiling at you with his yellow eyes and black teeth. Best to pretend you're still asleep. In this comedic action/mystery of holiday nostalgia and athletic rigor, when a flood destroys the police station, the local cops set up shop in the nearby community center. Mysteries emerge. Criminals are chased. Racquetball is played. In this town, nothing is what it seems...or is it?
"Set in the 1980s, this downtown gem, full of minor-key revelations and offhand epiphanies, roots its quirky charm in an earnest and surprising realism. This charming, offbeat play from the Debate Society of Brooklyn is sneakily funny, but not at the expense of its characters, mumbling sweeties who play bingo, collect beer cans, and take pride in their work. " - The New York Times
"Packed with nonchalant theatrics and smoldering intensity. Bos, Thureen, and Butler have woven an accomplished yarn." – BackStage
"Wistful and sweet and uncanny. The delightful, oddly delicate Buddy Cop 2 is steeped in Christmas cheer. FOUR STARS. Critics' Pick." – Time Out New York
"Wonderfully entertaining. Funny, Charming, and perfectly pitched." – NYTheatre.com
Buddy Cop 2 was originally produced by The Debate Society in association with the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator at the Ontological Theater at Saint Mark's Church, and opened on May 20, 2010. The performance was directed by Oliver Butler.