Originally staged at the Egyptian Arena Theater in Hollywood, this darkly comic piece (reminiscent of the style of David Mamet) takes place in the back room of a Long Island coffee shop as three cops covertly cook up the “perfect crime.” Their scheming is at turns edgy, pointed and hilarious. But can they trust each other? – that’s the question. What begins as a simple burglary plot escalates into a cat-and-mouse game – and finally into a dramatic confrontation, forcing each of the men to come to grips with the fact that trust is a two-way street. And, once it’s broken, there’s no turning back.
Published in 5 Easy Pieces: More One-Act Plays.
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: A booth in the back of a coffee shop in Queens. Ten o'clock at night. 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)
ARCH - 36; Terry's partner.
JOHN - 20s; a young cop.
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting
- Room for Extras
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)