A successful lawyer is mugged by two young, troubled but gifted “at risk” youths. Thus, the play, written by Richard Bruce, begins.
The lawyer wakes up in the hospital where one of his assailants works as a janitor on the night shift. The lawyer and the janitor share the long, quiet nights that make up the hours of a night shift in an Intensive Care Unit in a large urban hospital.
What follows is a mentor/student tale of an unlikely friendship between two individuals at the extreme opposite ends of the wealth spectrum in our country. A relationship develops that breaks down socio-economic and racial divides.
The mugging took place in a dark alley. The lawyer was struck from behind. The audience is left to look for clues as to whether the lawyer recognizes the janitor as one of his assailants.
At the same time we see the other assailant deride the transition that his former companion is undergoing and twice takes steps that could ruin his life.
We observe as the lawyer’s assailants interact with each other and witness as the push and pull between them fill the gaps in their lives. The audience is left to guess who will be the winner - the lawyer, his assailants or society.
Michael Clark, LTV