Enjoy Dinner and a Comedy Play in Downtown Hastings.
FLAMING IDIOTS by Tom Rooney
Directed by Denise Atkinson
Black Dirt Theater Group
Tom Rooney's comedy takes its title from the name of a cocktail created by one of its characters; but it’s obvious the playwright intends us to associate the title with the 2 protagonists as well. And they certainly are idiots.
Phil & Carl decide that the ladder to success at the post office is missing a few rungs. So they quit their PO jobs and that very day, before they turn in their uniforms, they sign a 10-year lease on a restaurant in NYC. Backed financially by a huge loan from a mob boss, they are scheduled to open in less than three weeks, and they have already waded through all of the money. They also, for some reason, never lock the doors of their building.
Zippy’s, a popular crosstown hot spot, has been crowded ever since Cy Manamalancia, a notorious mobster, was shot there over 20 years before. WHAT IF SOMEONE COULD BE MURDERED IN THEIR RESTAURANT? What follows is a fast-paced, farce filled with wacky characters & events. Winner of the American Comedy Award.