Threat Level: Cream

10-MINUTE: Two strangers. One crowded Metro car. A gallon of milk. What could go wrong?

"Also delightful is local playwright John Bavoso’s “Threat Level: Cream,” a droll and twisty tale of two Washingtonians... who encounter a suspicious gallon of milk on the Metro." — The Washington Post
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Threat Level: Cream

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  • Emily Hageman:
    3 Aug. 2018
    Extremely funny, timely, and well-written, this ten-minute play is a trip (pun intended). Just when you think you know what's going to happen, Bavoso sends you reeling off in a direction you never expected. Full of snappy, witty dialogue, great roles for both actors, a strange little truth that many of us have felt but never expressed, and a wicked ending that will leave audiences talking about it for days. Great piece!
  • Brittany Alyse Willis:
    28 Jul. 2018
    I enjoy hyperlocal stories and Threat Level: Cream is a quintessential DC and Metrorail story, from recognizable characters to the very train announcements and posters. However, Bavoso makes this piece accessible to more than just Washingtonians, using DC scaffolding to talk about general American self-obsession and suspicions. Some great quips in here as well, which I've come to expect in Bavoso's work.
  • Asher Wyndham:
    17 Jun. 2018
    To say something or not about a suspicious or left behind item in public -- most of us, aware of living in a dangerous world where terrorism could happen anytime, can relate to this situation in Bavoso's play. We're always looking around, wondering about that backpack... Are we overreacting these days about our safety in public? Should we always say something to authorities, or will it just be a waste of time? And then the play becomes something else, a shocking twist that I didn't see coming. Check out this topical play.

Development History

  • Reading
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    The Orange County New York Arts Council
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    2017

Production History

  • University
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    Metropolitan State University of Denver
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    2018
  • Professional
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    Source Festival
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    2017
  • University
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    Mount Saint Mary College
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    2017