The Albatross 3rd & Main
Full Length Play, Dark Comedy / 3m
Gene Lacy, a former lobster boat fisherman and proprietor of Lacy’s General Store, is down on his luck big time: he’s ducking creditors,huge gambling debts, and an ex-wife with very expensive tastes. So when Spider walks into his store with a golden lottery ticket in the shape of a rare and valuable dead bird, Gene has a choice to make.
He has the connections to help Spider turn his windfall into greenbacks, but there’s one tiny problem, as Gene’s right-hand man – an ex-boxer named Lullaby – is well aware: it’s a felony offence to even be in possession of the bird. As the metaphorical noose tightens, and the threat of a lengthy stretch behind bars hangs over them, so the friendships unravel with a potentially deadly and deadly funny outcome: if there’s honour amongst thieves, somebody forgot to tell these guys.
★★★★ 'darkly comic and clever three-hander is fast-paced and entertaining with echoes of David Mamet … impressive stage design … an outstanding cast’ - West End Wilma
★★★★ 'A teasingly enigmatic tale of small-town American crime… a heady cocktail of Sam Shepard grittiness, Harold Pinter intrigue, and dark Martin McDonagh absurdity... in two superbly developed acts. who directs and designs as well –
KeywordsBetrayal, Friendship, Politics, Black/African-American Interest, Economic/Financial Interest
- Gun Shots
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
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- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 90 minutes
A General Store in Massachusetts, USA
- Additional Features: Physical Comedy, Stage Combat
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
LULLABY - 40s / 50s African-American
GENE - 40s / 50s Caucasian
SPIDER - 30s Caucasion
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
- All Male