THE STORY: Hiring and firing are antisocial acts. Workplace pressures make for nasty competition. And the work itself can be meaningless and alienating. Accordingly, the three short plays that make up OFFICES are comedies. OFFICES includes PEER REVIEW, HOMELAND SECURITY and STRUGGLE SESSION.
“Three one-act plays that offer a brisk, brutal assessment of the contemporary workplace…The numbing boredom, thankless bureaucracy, inane corporate-speak, underhand competition and sneaky power plays of office life are channeled into some funny, horrifyingly recognizable vignettes, peopled by characters with whom we’ve all worked. Coen draws mordant humor from the winner-loser divide and the self-loathing of the company man, with a quiet hint of melancholy in the artificial intimacy of office relationships.” —Variety.