Benevolence by Morris Panych
Fastidious and fussy shoe salesman by day, and secretive aspiring film scriptwriter by night, Oswald Eichersen's dreams of success are as grandly inflated as his self-esteem is hopelessly deficient. Just outside Eichersen's place of work, street person Terence Lomy has sat encamped for two years - an indelible fixture on the sidewalk with cardboard sign around his neck with the word "hungry" scribbled on it in a hapless hand. One day, on an irrational impulse, having ignored the beggar for years, Eichersen gives Lomy a hundred dollar bill, setting into motion a series of unanticipated events that will change both of their lives forever.
Year Printed: 2008
First Produced: September 2007 by Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, ON.
Male Cast: 3
Female Cast: 2