Here at the Drama Book Shop, we come across a title now and again that falls into the category,
an oldie but a goodie. Maybe we've never read the play before. Maybe we never even knew it existed. But after giving it a try, we're convinced: our customers should give it a try, too.
One such undiscovered gem is Cops.
Set in the mid-1970s, Cops focuses on a group of ordinary Chicago police officers who have ducked into an all-night diner to grab a quick bite and engage in some shop talk. The tales they tell are fast-paced and colorful, and filled with 'cop-speak'.
A gunman appears and kills a cop. A showdown develops as the gunman barricades himself behind the counter. The suspense increases. Who will live? Who will die? Will the gunman listen to the cops and surrender -- or will his next stop be a slab in the morgue?
Cast: 8 M, 1 W
Scenes/Monologues: A short, tense drama featuring a mostly male cast (only the role of the waitress is written for a woman), Cops has lots of monologues for actors.
Recommended by: Stu