A window on upper-crust NYC and those who spin in its orbit. The writer allows us to become eavesdroppers and voyeurs as pre-dinner drinks are poured, daytime masks slip, and the characters gradually reveal themselves, less to one another than to their audience. The rhythms of conversation drift along on a succession of drinks, banter, gossip and occasional glimpses beneath the surface.
The Cast of Characters
The Waitress, an attractive twenty something. She’s become wary of her customers in general but is capable of genuine warmth when she feels on safe footing. At Table One - Chris an unhappily married young man who doesn't feel in control of the direction his life is taking.
At Table Two - Jesse, a feisty young man, gay and utterly comfortable with who he is, unlike Lillian and her friend Crystal. Lillian Davenport is in her thirties and insecure despite her position in life. She has very good posture, posssibly as compensation for what she feels are her many inadequacies. Completing the table ensemble is Arrie, a twenty plus charmer, maybe chasing thirty something, who has no problem with and in fact clearly relishes what Lillian and Crystal fear, the game of life and love.
At Table Three, here we find Josephine, something of a dowager in style. She enjoys wearing label clothes and in particular, her jewels. Her companions are Michael, who is distinguished in appearance and Andrew a self-absorbed jetset heartthrob.
The course of the play makes it difficult to resist this heady NYC cocktail.