New York City
Jason Moore directs Buddy Thomas’ new dark comedy, featuring actor Mario Cantone. Five very different men must confront questions of love, infidelity, and friendship over one frantic holiday weekend. Terry, an out of work actor, shares a cramped apartment with two friends who aren’t doing much better: Alex’s big gig is playing Santa Claus at the Staten Island Mall, while Alex’s boyfriend Matt is on a rickety national tour of Salem’s Lot: The Musical. Can things get any worse? When Matt returns home for a surprise visit, and finds Alex cheating on him, they do. The Crumple Zone received a 1998 New Voices Play Award.