"Lobby Hero," the second of three productions by the graduating class of the Professional Actor Training Program at Chattanooga State Community College, will be staged this weekend at the school.
"Lobby Hero" was written by Kenneth Lonergan. In it, Jeff, a security guard in a Manhattan high-rise, is involved in a murder investigation. His loyalty and affections for Dawn, a rookie cop, are challenged when his supervisor presents him with a moral dilemma. Jeff finds that truth is not always absolute and justice can be costly.
Curtain Review wrote of the New York production: "The entanglement in a murder investigation by a young security guard working the midnight-to-8 a.m. shift in a nuts-and-bolts Manhattan apartment building entails enough laughs to rival some of Neil Simon's early comedies. There's a morality play tucked into the comedy, and you'll be left with a few issues to think about after you're done chuckling."
The cast features Sydney Hooper, Timothy James, Eric Phillips and Jeremy Wilkins. It is directed by Sherry Landrum.
"Three Days of Rain," directed by Jeffrey Benson Parker, will be presented April 30-May 2.
If You Go
What: "Lobby Hero."
When: 7:30 tonight and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Humanities Theatre, Chattanooga State, 4501 Amnicola Highway.
Admission: Free (donations accepted at door).
Note: Not suitable for children. Adult themes and language.