Deli Cats: A Delicious New Diner Comedy by David P. Johnson
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The haves and the have-nots come face-to-face in the Broadway hit Good People. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), this Tony-nominated dramatic comedy finds struggling single mother Margie Walsh laid off from her job at the dollar store and left with the reality that her South Boston neighborhood is providing the same level of opportunity it always has: none. It's the kind of place where, for many people, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills. Facing eviction, Maggie's forced to turn to an old high school flame for help. But he's now a successful physician living in the suburbs ... and Margie is way out of her element. With his signature humorous glow, David Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hope that come with having next to nothing in America. Learn More
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I went with my Mother, It was defenitly entertaining. I even saw a guy wanting to cry at a very sensitive part of the last scene. Lol I think the main girl is very strong in her acting as well as the Meek girl Character. The Latino guy was funny....continued
Meet Joanie: A waitress with wanderlust who has only managed one journey in her twenty-nine years. Sadly … it landed her in a dirty little diner with a tray in one hand – and her other hand busy with a flamboyantly and antagonistic bus boy. Or wait … does Joanie’s relentlessly biting commentary make her the antagonist?
Emily, an odd customer with some interesting habits, drops in to the scene and refuses to leave. A collusion of errors ensues which coaxes even more nasty out of Joanie … but can this unlikely pairing help the two on their struggle to find what they both need in order to move forward with their lives?
Meanwhile, two other gals in the deli build their own campfire of complaints, each struggling through significant problems of their own … and growing more resentful of their company as the entire room shamelessly eavesdrops until their opinions can no longer be contained – and are often blurted out across the tables. All of this is moderated by a charming sage-like bus boy, our waitress’ somewhat lovingly abused friend who delivers tremendous impact with his street-wise wisdom and comedic timing.
Combining touching moments with a unique perspective and snappy dialog, Deli Cats endeavors to entertain the audience with the type of candid discourse that can only come from women speaking to each other in the absence of men.