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Play Reading: Monday Night Football By Russ Lees

When: Mon., Nov. 17, 8 p.m. 2014

Welcome to the Man Cave! The time: the mid 1980's. The place: Cab and Danny's apartment. Cab likes living on the edge. He makes his living as a sports gambler. But, lately, Cab's luck has been in the dumps. His last ditch effort is to bet on a football game between the classic teams of the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears, but the combined score cannot be more than 44 points. So, the stakes are high. In the midst of this tension, Cab has to deal with his roommate Danny, who has his own problems: his heartbreak romance with a girl downstairs and learning to play "Blues In The Night" on his harmonica. Jim, their childhood friend and the most educated slacker of the bunch is having to deal with working at a deadend job in a bookstore. Then, out of the blue, another friend from the past shows up: Deursch! He has made something of himself by becoming the ultimate Yuppie. He is very proud of his computer business, lavish expense account, and exotic trips. But is it enough? This reunion brings up old tensions and resentments that is sure to be as volatile as the game on tv, and it's not even halftime. Russ Lees comedy explores male bonding and breaking with field goal precision, and makes you question the validity of material happiness vs basic needs like pizza, beer, a good bong hit, and of course, Monday Night Football.

Price: Free