The Albatross 3rd & Main

by  Simon David Eden

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.

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The Albatross 3rd & Main

by  Simon David Eden

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.

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Reviews

★★★★ '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 –

 

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Performing Groups

  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

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Production

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  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting:

    A General Store in Massachusetts, USA

  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy, Stage Combat
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m

LULLABY - 40s / 50s African-American

GENE - 40s / 50s Caucasian

SPIDER - 30s Caucasion

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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • All Male

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Simon David Eden

Born and raised in Brighton, Simon is an alumnus of the Royal College of Art (MA Distinction). In addition to his work for the stage, (When The Saintz Go Marching In, The Little Match Girl - Musical) Simon’s writing career includes commissions from Hollywood studios and UK television. His script for TV medical series ...

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2nd-20th Feb 2016. Emporium Theatre Brighton. Shiny Pin Productions Ltd

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