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Crazy Eights

One Act, Comedy/Drama
2 men, 1 woman
Total Cast: 3, Interior
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2166-1

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $55 per performance.
THE STORY: CRAZY EIGHTS. When Connie comes home late one night, she finds her parole officer waiting in her apartment with a torte and a long list of questions. The interrogation/courting dance that follows is complicated by the after-hours arrival of Connie’s charming card-playing buddy.
“In an appetizing slice of life called CRAZY EIGHTS, David Lindsay-Abaire presents a budding, off-center romance that quietly exudes the aching and amused compassion found in his Fuddy Meers and Kimberly Akimbo. He makes ingenious and surprisingly organic use of the blurring of personal and professional roles, in what may or may not be the beginning of a beautiful relationship.” —NY Times. “Astute and eye-opening! Lindsay-Abaire, who knows a good eccentric when he sees one, has something to say about unpredictable attractions between the sexes, and he says it with his usual cleverness and compassion for everyday nutzos.” — “The highlight of the night was THAT OTHER PERSON, a funny, cleverly structured, quintessentially oddball piece by David Lindsay-Abaire. By creating their shows on the fly, the artists of the '24 Hour Plays,' which are dependably messy, spontaneous and occasionally in bad taste, prove to be even fringier than the Fringe.” —NY Times. “The highly amusing comic playlet THAT OTHER PERSON was the highlight of the evening, displaying Lindsay-Abaire’s gift for outrageous dialogue and situations.” —NY Post.