The Mayor's Limo
by Mark Nassar
Full Length Play, Drama / 7m, 2f
Three veteran detectives of New York's seedy 9th Precinct are assigned to a case involving a filthy but intriging culrpit named "Banzai". Banzai. a high school football star who lost his entire family in a fire, has many skeletons in his closet but he elicits the sympathy of the three detectives. While they weigh their sympathies and personal values against their obligations as police officers, a reporter ignites events that unleash Banzai's lurking demons.
Reviews"Nassar's gritty, funny. potty-mouthed drama about a homeless man who pees on the mayor's car has played at The Kraine Theater since September and deserves its long run." - The New York Times
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Setting: Detective Squard Room in New York City, September 2002.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
DETECTIVE MATTY KOPAC - Early 50s; even-handed, experienced, and practical; has a particular disdain for internal politics.
DETECTIVE OWEN GLEASON - Earky 40s; a by-the-book detective who is increasingly disenchated with the force; a family man.
DETECTIVE PAUL D'AMICO - Early 30s; a young buck, rule-bender with a mind of his own; truly enjoys the action of the job.
GILLY - 20s; he's a rookie cop; not physically or emotionally suited to his job.
CAPTAIN GOULD - 40s; head of the precinct; petty.
MARTEL - Mid-20s to late-30s; she's a street hooker with a smart mouth.
BENNY "BANZAI" LAMBO - Mid-20s to late-30s; a homeless man torn apart by demons of guilt; has glimmers of intelligence and wit but suffers from dementia and schizophrenia.
ANN MARIE LIBRESCA - 30s-40s; a Village Voice reporter who cares about the issue she writes about.
SAMMY BROWN - Black and in his 30s or 40s. He is homeless but sees himself as an activist for the cause of those living on the street.
POST PHOTOGRAPHER - Usually played by actor who performs Gilly; enters at the end of the play to snap photos.