Lobby Hero
by Kenneth Lonergan

Directed by Rob Gorman

Virtual performance rights secured.  Production run dates: November 20-December 13, 2020

Lobby Hero Talkback
Sunday December 13 at 4:30pm
Silver Spring Stage will host a discussion of Lobby Hero with special guest Colleen McCrystal, Senior Staff Attorney, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.

“A pleasure to watch.” – DC Metro Theater Arts

Jeff, a white twenty-something guy, works as the new lobby security guard at an apartment building in New York City, where the story is set. He is someone who has likely been called a “loser” and by more people than just his own father. He is trying to get his life together and has a lot of respect for his boss, William, a tough, strait-laced African-American guy around his own age. He also idolizes the “real” city cops who work the area surrounding the apartment building… especially the pretty one, Dawn. Dawn’s partner, Bill, is larger than life and gives Jeff another person to look up to. When his boss’s brother gets accused of participation in a robbery-murder and as Dawn works to walk the line between being a “good cop” and standing up to sexual misconduct on the force, the play shines a light on the racial bias and sexism inherent in America’s justice and law enforcement systems with a surprising dose of endearing sweetness.

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Producer – Seth Ghitelman

Cast:
Jeff – Conor Patrick Donahue
William – Marquese K. Johnson
Dawn – Kimberly James
Bill – Ronald Ward

Production Team:
Assistant Director – Brooke Friedman
Video Producer, Video Editor, Projections Designer – Brad Tehaan
Stage Manager – Seth Ghiteman
Set Designer – Maggie Modig
Master Carpenter – Narcy Klag
Set Construction – Nancy Davis, Narcy Klag, Jon Landenberger, David Lindsay & Joy Wyne
Lighting Designer – Jim Robertson
Sound Designer – Lori Barringer
Properties Designer – Alika Codispoti
Costume Designer; Hair & Makeup – Lena Winter
Covid-19 Compliance Officer – Bill Hurlbut