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The Bad Guys

ISBN: 978-0-8222-2753-3
Full Length, Dark Comedy
5 men
Total Cast: 5, Flexible Set


FEE: $80 per performance.
THE STORY: Childhood buddies whose paths have diverged reunite on a late summer afternoon for some beer, grilling and weed—but deep within their friendships lurk ghosts that rock the patio beneath them. Bitingly comic and ruthlessly recognizable, this is the story of a generation at war with itself over what it means to "man up."
"Ms. Smith displays a perceptive understanding of the male ego. The men's contrasting voices are captured with a natural ease that makes them stand on their own as believable and memorable characters." —NY Times. "Smith hands the cast juicy lines marinated in testosterone." —NY Post. "Smith's dialogue sounds real and there are smart observations about how lives get irreparably connected and tangled." —NY Daily News. "Alena Smith's drama about sticky male bonding asks pertinent questions regarding the judgments we make about one another and when things have crossed a line." —Time Out NY.