Buddy Cop 2

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  2m, 2f

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?

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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?
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"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

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: The small town of Shandon, Indiana; 1982. 

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m, 2f
DARLENE NOVAK – Female Police Officer (late 20's to early 30's)
TERRY OLSEN – Male Police Officer (mid to late 30's)
DON McMURCHIE – Male Police Officer (40-ish)
SKYLAR – Very frail 12 year-old girl
BRANDI – 13 year-old girl. Governor's daughter

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Casting Notes

BRANDI and SKYLAR are to be played by the same actress. May be played by either an adult or a child.

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Authors

Hannah Bos

Hannah Bos (writer/actor) is a founder and co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society, an Obie Award winning Theater Company. She has co-written and starred in all of the company’s plays: Jacuzzi (Ars Nova), Blood Play (Bushwick Starr/The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival/Williamstown Theatre Festival), Buddy C ...

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Paul Thureen

Paul Thureen is a founding member and co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society, co-writing and starring in A Thought About Raya, The Snow Hen, You’re Welcome, The Eaten Heart, Cape Disappointment, Detroit and Buddy Cop 2. Recent New Yo ...

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Oliver Butler

Oliver is a founding member and co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society and has directed and toured with the company. In New York Mr. Butler has directed the world premieres of The Lapsburgh Layover, Buddy Cop 2, Cape Disappointment, Goodbye New York Goodbye Heart, The Eate ...

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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. 

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