by Elisabeth Karlin

It’s a cold New York City winter at the turn of the millennium. Ryde, a 35-year-old boy who had everything and lost it is struggling to get it all back. He finds an unlikely ally in the rough-edged Dino, a man who has always felt locked out of life. The two of them fumble to find their way to money, love, and a place to stay. A story of class and friendship that unfolds in the shadows of some great apes. 

  • Cast Size: 3M 2W 
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Elisabeth Karlin’s plays include Mourning Dove (Winner of the Jerry Kaufman award for Excellence in playwriting, 2024.); The Night the Ocean Met the Bay (Published by Next Stage Press; Kaufman Award—Citation for Excellence; Semi-Finalist, 2021 Bay Area Playwrights Festival; Staged reading, American Renaissance Theater Company.); The Showman and the Spirit (Winner, Stanley Drama Award, 2017; Finalist, Ashland New Play festival 2015; Semi-Finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference; Semi-Finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival; Staged reading, HRC Showcase Theatre.); Hotbed (Epic Play Readings, Project Y Theater; Reading, Jersey City Theater Center.); Bodega Bay (Produced by the Abingdon Theatre Company; Winner of the 2013 Jerry Kaufman Award; The Best Men’s Stage Monologues 2014 and The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2014, Smith and Kraus.) Wild Men of the Woods (The Lark Playwrights Week; Semi-Finalist, Premiere Stages Play Festival, Winner of the 2008 Kaufman Award.) A Mother’s Prayer (Mile Square Theater, Hoboken 7 Inning Stretch; Reading, Cooperstown, New York.); The Mooncalf (Produced by the Abingdon Theatre Company; Best Stage Scenes 2001, Smith and Kraus; Honorable Mention Writers Digest Writing Competition); Lucy’s Last Date (Produced at The Third Street Theater, Los Angeles; named a Drama-Logue “Critic’s Choice”; Honorable Mention, Dayton FutureFest.) She is an alumna of the Abingdon Theatre Playwrights and the Project Y Playwrights Group and is a member of the American Renaissance Theater Company and the Dramatists Guild.

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