The Best Warm Beer in Brooklyn
Short Play, Comedy / 3m
This wild farce is about two friends who are reunited late one night in Joey's bar. Published in New York Stories: Five Plays About Life in New York.
This wild farce is about two chums, Joey and Eddie, who are reunited late one night in Joey's bar. Eddie tells Joey about the bizarre, horrible things he's subjected himself to so that he might suffer enough to create a masterpiece novel. Stoic Joey reveals that inside he's the one who is really suffering. To help each other, they form an insane plan to "kill two birds with one rock." The outcome is hilarious.
Published in New York Stories: Five Plays About Life in New York.
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: JOEY's bar in Brooklyn. Three o'clock in the morning. The present.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
JOEY SPANO - 30s; the bar owner; big, athletic-looking Italian fellow.
EDDIE - the writer; nshaven, unkempt, frayed; driven by a "vision."
THE BIG TEXAN - pissed; justice to him is his rifle, which he carries in a gun rack in his El Camino...along with the spurs that hang from his rear-view mirror.
- All Male
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
THE BEST WARM BEER IN BROOKLYN was originally presented at Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York as a work-in-progress in April, 1986, under the direction of the author.
The play received its first full production at the West Bank Cafe Downstairs Theatre Bar in New York on February 14, 1989 directed by Steve Rankin.