Lobby Hero: A Play
Lobby Hero, nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, tells the story of Jeff, a luckless young security guard trying to get his life together after being thrown out of the navy. But the lobby proves to be no sanctuary from the world, as Jeff is drawn into a local murder investigation involving his supervisor, a tightly wound young man called upon to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an overzealous rookie policewoman who is in over her head with her unscrupulous herocop partner. As Ben Brantley of The New York Times wrote, "motives come in every shade but black and white" in Lobby Hero, creating a "combustible brew of impulses".
Kenneth Lonergan is a director, playwright, and screenwriter. His plays include
This Is Our Youth, selected as one of
Time’s ten best plays of the year,
The Waverly Gallery,
The Starry Messenger, and
Medieval Play. His screen credits include
Gangs of New York,
Manchester by the Sea, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.