2 Across - A Comedy of Crosswords & Romance

2 Across - A Comedy of Crosswords & Romance $10.99

Jerry Mayer

Published by Samuel French Inc

1 Male 1 Female


Two middle-aged strangers, a man and a woman, board an early morning San Francisco train

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

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

And as the train ride ends, it's obvious each of them has been changed for the better

But will these two ever meet again?

Runs about 80 minutes


"Must see play of the year. Witty. Mesmerizing" ~ Beverly Hills Lookout

"A charming, character driven comedy" ~ Los Angeles Times

"A rich theatrical piece" ~ L.A. Weekly

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