DUPLEX

Genre: Drama
written by Scott Brooks, directed by Sam Viverito, presented by Badlands Theatre Company

There's no doubt that we live in greedy times, and it is no accident that Scott Brooks' new play is set in a Manhattan apartment for rent. The American dream of working hard and getting rich somewhere along the line has gotten abbreviated to just the "getting rich" part. But "found money" rarely has no strings attached.

Nick, a young man just "passing through" the real estate business by renting luxury apartments, one night decides to "crash" in a furnished duplex he's been showing. There he meets a mysterious woman who seems to have gotten the same idea. Before they have a chance to compare notes, they witness the brutal murder of a diamond salesman who somehow let himself right into the apartment. While the smart thing to do would be to call the police, the two strangers become complicit in the deed after greed drives them to hide the body and keep the diamonds for themselves. Soon, Nick finds himself in a game of nerves with grifters, killers and cops, where his dream of easy money becomes a prayer to stay alive.

Brooks' last work, "Bag Fulla Money", also directed by Viverito, and also looking at the theme of getting something for nothing, (albeit as a farce) was presented at the Clurman Theatre on New York's Theatre Row this past January.

Part of the Eighth Annual Midtown Theatre Festivla

Open:   07/16/07
Close:   08/04/07

Schedule:
Monday, July 16th at 6:00pm
Saturday, July 21st at 9:00pm
Sunday, July 29th at 2:45pm
Tuesday, July 31st at 9:30pm
Thursday, August 2nd at 9:45pm
Saturday, August 4th at 1:00pm
Theater:   Workshop Theater
Address:   312 West 36th Street
New York, NY
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(Take the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E trains to 34th Street)

Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Students and Seniors
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