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The Nap

The Nap is playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre located at 261 West 47th Street. It runs two hours fifteen minutes with one intermission. The play closes on November 11, 2018.

Richard Bean is the playwright. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Harvest (2005).

Daniel Sullivan is the director. He won a Tony Award for Proff (2001) and was nominated for seven Tony Awards for The Little foxes (2017), The Merchant of Venice (2011), Rabbit Hole (2006), Morning’s at Seven (2002), The Sisters Rosensweig (1993), Conversations With My Father (1992) and The Heidi Chronicles (1989).

David Rockwell is the scenic designer. He won a Tony Award for She Loves Me (2016) and was nominated for five Tony Awards for On the Twentieth Century, You Can’t Take it With You, Kinky Boots, Lucky Guy and Hairspray.

He setting is in an area around the town Sheffield in United Kingdom, present day

Dylan Spokes (Ben Schnetze) is setting up a table for a game of snookers. The game is like American pool. His father Bobby (John Ellison Conlee) comes in with food. He offers Dylan shrimp. He reminds his dad he’s vegan. Bobby was a drug dealer that wasn’t good at it.

Mohammad Butt (Bhavesh Patel) and Eleanor Lavery (Heather Lind) come in. Mohammad said he was there to make sure Dylan did not take drugs to qualify for the national snooker championship. Eleanor said she’s there to make sure he doesn’t take bets on the side.

After they leave Tony DanLino (Max Gordon Moore) strolls in. He’s Dylan manager and hands out his business card to whoever comes into the room.

Dylan’s mother Stella (Johanna Day) arrives with her friend Danny Killeen (Thomas Jay Ryan). Bobby keeps telling Dylan not to give her any money. She claims she owes Waxy Bush (Alexandra Billings) money. Waxy was a gangster until he became a she. Stella told her Dylan would lose the game he played to qualify for the championship. She spread the word to a lot of people who lost money since he won.

Dylan mother and her friend are kidnaped by Waxy. When he arrives at Waxy house he finds Stella and Danny tied up and gagged. When he refuses to lose one of the games in the World Snooker Championship, they kill Danny.

He doesn’t want to but what else can he do? He loses one game. Everyone who lost money before wins their money back.

What you thought happen didn’t but I’m not telling you what did.

This is a great comedy to see. At times it may be silly but in a nice way. Is that British humor? I loved it.

The cast does a great job especially Max Gordon Moore. They all shinned.

David Rockwell did a great job on the set.

Review by Rozanna Radakovich.

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