2 Across - A Comedy of Crosswords & Romance
1 Male, 1 Female
Jerry Mayer Price: $8.95
Two strangers, a man and a woman (late 40s to middle 50s) board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30 AM
They're alone in the car, both are married and both are doing the New York Times crossword
She's an organized, sensible, psychologist - he's a free spirited, unemployed ad exec
And she's a crossword pro and he always quits
When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, "Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don't, fail"
So now he vows to finish
This starts an 80 minute ride described by critics as "Hilarious", "Witty", "Romantic", "Poignant" & "Wonderfully entertaining"
Two opposites in an enclosed space, attacking each other's values but also being swayed and intrigued by them
They each have serious life problems that the other helps them solve
Their trip is filled with unpredictable but believable surprises, even a passionate embrace or two
As the train ride ends it's obvious each of them has been changed for the better
And we're dying to know - will these two meet again?
"Must see play of the year. Witty. Mesmerizing" ~ Beverly Hills Lookout
"A charming, character driven comedy strives to entertain and succeeds admirably" ~ Los Angeles Times
"A rich theatrical piece. Recommended" ~ L.A. Weekly