Your Basic American Monday

Bank Street Theatre
155 Bank St, New York, NY 10014
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Set in a standard roadside diner, Your Basic American Monday presents 33 interwoven monologues that offer an enlightening, unnerving slice of contemporary America as related by Waitress, Hustler, Business Woman, Working Woman, Vagrant, College Girl, Teenager and Soccer Mom. The stories told by each character venture further and further along a twisted and unraveling path, intersecting in seemingly coincidental yet inevitable fashion, until the characters' identities blur and re-emerge in the most startling manner: a woman facing down the specter of death in a corned beef sandwich. . . a mother pleading for the return of her kidnapped son. . . a beggar transformed for one shining moment into a life-saving heroine. In giving voice to the ordinary and the anonymous, Your Basic American Monday pulls no punches and takes no prisoners.

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