New York City
Jody owns a map store. Carl, depending on what day it is, waters plants for corporations, works for a disreputable tabloid, runs an auto glass shop or works as a bartender. Carl wants Jody to leave the map store to get an HIV test. Jody wants to remove himself from a world where death reigns supreme. Lonely Planet, by Steven Dietz, is a two character play that focuses on friendship, fear, and isolation.