The foyer of a Manhattan apartment building becomes more than a waiting area for four New Yorkers entangled in a murder investigation. As a young security guard with big ambitions clashes with his stern boss, an intense rookie cop and her unpredictable partner, the setting becomes a testing ground for what happens when personal and professional personas find themselves at odds.
Kenneth Lonergan’s emotionally-nuanced play applies heart and wit to address polarizing topics of race, gender, class, and corruption. It’s an electrifying, smart, and funny, dark comedy that examines the grey areas and multiple perspectives of moral and ethical dilemmas faced by the characters, while providing a healthy dose of comic relief along the way.
“A MASTERPIECE. THE BEST DRAMA, THE BEST COMEDY, THE BEST ROMANCE… ALL ROLLED INTO ONE.” – Time Out NY
Playwrights Horizons, Inc., New York City, produced the World Premiere of Lobby Hero in 2000–2001.
The Playwrights Horizons production was presented Off-Broadway by Jenny Wiener, Jon Steingart and Hal Luftig.
This production includes adult language and mature subject matter.