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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Lobby Hero

by Kenneth Lonergan

“Mr. Lonergan presents his most ambitious study to date in the damage caused by impure motives. . . . Mr. Lonergan’s dialogue achieves wit through acute observation. . . . fine and original.” —Ben Brantley, The New York Times

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 112
  • Publication Date August 16, 2002
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3855-2
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $15.00

About The Book

When Jeff, a luckless young security guard, is drawn into a local murder investigation, loyalties are strained to the breaking point. As Jeff’s tightly wound supervisor is called to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an attractive rookie cop finds she must stand up to her seasoned partner, truth becomes elusive and justice proves costly.

Praise

“Mr. Lonergan presents his most ambitious study to date in the damage caused by impure motives. . . . Mr. Lonergan’s dialogue achieves wit through acute observation. . . . fine and original.” —Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Richly entertaining work from one of the most important American writers working today.” —Elysa Gardner, USA Today

“This big-hearted four-person masterpiece actually eclipses the high expectations set by [Lonergan’s] deservedly lauded previous plays and his Oscar-nominated You Can Count on Me.” —Jason Zinoman, Time Out New York

“[Lobby Hero] is a smart, funny . . . drama that derives its strength from Lonegran’s keen ear for dialogue. One powerful tale.” —Robert Dominguez, New York Daily News

Lobby Hero is tender but unsentimental, amiable yet never cute, psychologically generous but lean and disciplined. . . . [A]n unexpected morality play that never hits anyone over the head with truths about truths.” —Linda Winer, Newsday

“[Lonergan] artfully intertwines private and public issues. . . . [He] has the lightest of touches and writes with deft humour.” —Michael Billington, The Guardian

“Outstanding new play . . . Delightfully funny and touching.” —Daily Telegraph

“Fascinating comedy.” —Evening Standard

“Superb . . . Brilliant . . . Blissful comic writing.” —Daily Mail