Poor Fellas

Phil Bosakowski Theatre
354 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Whatmanwhatcar Productions presents Poor Fellas, six short plays written by Marc Palmieri. The plays, which are all comic vignettes about the perils of love, solitude, and knowledge include: Prologue - A Catholic school sophmore is introduced to doubt and abandonment for the first time in his life after a romantic endeavor at the local movie theatre goes awry. The piece introduces the evening's theme, "It was all just...nothin'." Rocks - A minor league pitcher who believes implicitly in the magic powers of the bullpen, is confronted by a cocky rookie who challenges him to use that very magic to look into the future of his career. Tough Guys - Two guys who find themselves spending the night out in the same old place they used to back in high school, but without the dreams. The Departure of Brian O'Callahan - A man believes he is a citizen of another planet, on Earth for a secret experiment in assimilation, a conceit which would explain his incurable loneliness and the fact that yet another woman has left him. Makin' Sense of Nothin - Two construction co-workers stand at the grave of a colleague after the latter's funeral. After an inspirational harangue by the elder worker to the cynical younger, they arrive at an horrific conclusion. Poor Fellas - Two best friends meet at a bar following some spying one did on the other's ex-girlfriend, at the other's request. The information gathered proves to be a very serious matter.