SANTA FE, N.M. — Jeff is a hapless kind of guy, talking about wanting to make something of his life, but not taking much action in that direction.
But then life grabs hold of him as two police officers and Jeff’s supervisor, William, bring problems that range from internal police bullying to potential perjury about a murder, all swirling around his post for the night shift in a Manhattan apartment building lobby. Emotions and morals do battle, with Jeff trying to do the best he can, while often complicating matters simply by telling the truth.
“Lobby Hero,” by playwright Kenneth Lonergan, opens Thursday and runs through Sept. 25 at the Adobe Rose Theatre.
“It’s a lot more character-driven,” said Scott Shettig, who portrays William, in the play.