This hilarious Off-Broadway hit, set in a run-down apartment on Staten Island, concerns three gay roommates coming to a crisis during one frantic Christmas weekend. Terry, an out-of-work actor who can't keep a job or get a date, spends his days swilling cheap vodka and playing referee to a messy love triangle. Extremely funny and deeply moving, The Crumple Zone is about staying together, breaking apart, and the things we lose along the way.
"The kind of domestic comedy that might have been written by Neil Simon if he were gay and forty years younger." - The New York Times
"A little gem." - Liz Smith
"Thoughtfully written and extremely funny. A worthwhile night in the theatre at its witty best." - Westchester County Weekly
"Guaranteed to keep the laughter in overdrive!" - New York Daily News
"Sparkles! The first fresh comedy of its type to come along in years. It is not going too far to draw parallels between Neil Simon or Kaufman & Hart at the top of their powers [...] A rollicking farce with a heart of pure gold." - LGNY Newspaper
"In its climactic confrontation scenes, the intensity hits Eugene O'Neill - Edward Albee levels. Thomas has written a forceful drama with insight and passion." - NYtheatre.com
"A perfectly tuned living room romp." - Staten Island Advance
"If it's belly laughs you yearn for, look no further. A whirlwind of unpredictable events worth twice the price of admission. Don't miss it." - Broadwaybeat.com
"Until the very last scene, there is hardly a moment for the audience to catch its breath. For those of you who like to go to the theatre for a little nap, this show is not for you. A very entertaining evening." - Talkinbroadway.com
"The best Off-Broadway play of the season." - P.M. Magazine
"Big, colorful, and more fun than a cargo hold full of flying monkeys!" - HX Magazine
The Crumple Zone opened Off-Broadway at the Rattlestick Theatre on June 28, 2000, produced by Marcus Kettles Productions.