Al's Business Cards
Full Length Play, Comedy / 4m, 1f
A New York Times Critic's Pick!
"Plenty of young writers hit on a good opening gimmick for a play but don't know where to go with it after the first scene or two. Josh Koenigsberg doesn't have that problem in Al's Business Cards...
When New Jersey Gaffing Assistant Al Gurvis accidentally gets his new business cards swapped with those of real-estate agent Eileen Lee, he's mildly annoyed. Little does he know that this tiny mix up has sparked a chain reaction which will ultimately ruin his life. A comedy about waking up from the American Dream.
"CRITICS PICK! Plenty of young writers hit on a good opening gimmick for a play but don't know where to go with it after the first scene or two. Josh Koenigsberg doesn't have that problem in Al's Business Cards, a zippy new comedy." - The New York Times
"Koenigsberg's characters are ... goofy as all get-out, but he has written them with so much affection ... that we love them and root for them, warts and all." - NYTheatre.com
"Al's Business Cards, [is]a sweet-tempered sitcom by Josh Koenigsberg... The twisty plot turns on complications that arise when a New Jersey print shop mixes up the business cards of a non-union electrician and a pretty real estate agent. Koenigsberg smartly shows that the mistakes and misunderstandings -- both comic and hurtful -- are largely based on assumptions about gender, class and ethnicity." - Variety
KeywordsBetrayal, Business, Friendship, Hispanic issues, Love, Sports, Economic/Financial Issues, Theatre/Entertainment Industry, Latino Issues
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 75 Minutes
Elizabeth, New Jersey
- Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
AL GURVIS – A gaffi ng assistant. Light-skinned Indian male who almost looks Hispanic. Has aspirations.
BARRY BARRINI – Al’s co-worker. White male. Not the brightest bulb.
EILEEN LEE – A real-estate agent. White female. Recovering alcoholic.
DANIEL LUCE – Eileen’s soon-to-be-ex-husband. White male. Alcoholic.
JOSE ALVAREZ – Private Investigator. Hispanic male. Slick.
- Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
- Ensemble cast
- Multicultural casting
2009, Theatre Row, At Play/Old Vic New Voices