Lobby Hero (Paperback)
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3 men, 1 woman
When Jeff, a luckless young security guard, is drawn into a local murder investigation, loyalties are strained to the breaking point. As Jeff's tightly wound supervisor is called to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an attractive rookie cop finds she must stand up to her seasoned partner, truth becomes elusive and justice proves costly.
About the Author
Kenneth Lonergan's playTHIS IS OUR YOUTH ran on London's West End. He has been represented in New York by LOBBY HERO (Playwrights Horizons, John Houseman Theatre, Drama Desk Best Play nominee, Outer Critics Circle Best Play, and John Gassner Playwrighting nominee, and included in the 2000-2001 "Best Plays" annual), THE WAVERLY GALLERY (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Promenade; 2001 Pulitzer Prize runner-up), and THIS IS OUR YOUTH (Drama Desk Best Play nominee). LOBBY HERO completed a successful run on the West End. He co-wrote the film "Gangs of New York," which garnered a WGA and Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. His film "You Can Count on Me," which he wrote and directed, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay, won the Sundance 2000 Grand Jury Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, the New York Film Critics Circle, L.A. Film Critics Circle, Writers Guild of America and National Board of Review awards for Best Screenplay of 2001, the AFI awards for Best Film and Best New Writer, as well as The Sutherland Trophy at the London Film Festival. He is a member of Naked Angels.
"Soon after making the year's best movie, You Can Count on Me, Kenneth Lonergan delights us with his irrepressible LOBBY HERO, confirming him as a comic wizard." —NY Magazine.
A masterpiece. The best drama, the best comedy and the best romance of the year, all rolled into one." —Time Out NY.