Synopsis

Bouncers - 1990s Remix (Revised Version)

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John Godber

Published by Josef Weinberger

4 Male 1 Female

Staged with extreme simplicity, the play takes place in a provincial discotheque-the Saturday night haunt of England's disaffected youth. Using the device of four tuxedoed male bouncers (who also "become" a variety of other characters) the action of the play moves from a group of predatory working-class youths, charmless and barely of drinking age, who spend their week's pocket money on cheap beer and greasy "fast food"; to their giggling female counterparts, who end up drunk and disheveled in their desperate search for a good time; and on to boisterous encounters in the men's room, and even an hilarious segment involving an imagined scene from a "blue" video

Performing at a nonstop pace, the four actors move from one irreverent bit of action-and impersonation-to another with virtuosic ease and, in the end, conjure up a telling portrait of a generation doomed to a humdrum present and a diminished future, whose "moral decay" is, perhaps, the inevitable by-product of a society that has moved from the glory days of a powerful empire to a foundering socialist state no longer able to fully accommodate the aspirations of its people

A London hit which went on to a record-breaking run in Los Angeles and a successful presentation in New York City, this fast-paced, explosively funny, and devastatingly satiric play employs brilliant theatricality to provide an incisive (and moving) portrait of contemporary England's working-class youth-a generation with "nothing to achieveno options left"

"Bouncers is one part Marx Brothers, one part Three Stooges, one part John Osborne and one part Monty Python" ~ LA Daily News

"Hip, outrageous, delirious, demented. Choose your superlatives, but don't miss this tribal rite" ~ LA Herald

"This is a courageous and vital piece of theatre" ~ LA Weekly

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