Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - The play takes place in an industrial compound in a distant land.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
Judd Hirsch starred in this hilarious Off Broadway comedy set in a soulless corporate world. Dobbitt has been posted to a dismal, distant place, a grim industrial compound that uncomfortably resembles a prison where his quarters have bunks (one freezing cold and the other boiling hot), a table, and an ancient typewriter. He is a checker; he checks though he has no idea what is being made with an irascible coworker who has been in this place for years. Their inept boss possesses a singular talent for fomenting dissent. The comic interplay among these men, one bullying and truculent, one ambitious and evasive, and the third a trembling mass of insecurity and arrogance, is irresistibly funny. As they comically maneuver in their pointless quest for status, sinister little animals encroach on the compound.
"Gloriously funny but also wickedly insightful, [this] bright new play [...] is never short of laugh lines [...] Lurking beneath the almost farcical hilarity is a bundle of 20th century angst [...] The jokes are beautifully in place, permitting the three gorgeously combative figures to emerge." - The New York Post