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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  • Julie Zaffarano:
    21 Dec. 2018
    A seemingly “normal” commute with fun and witty banter that leads you in one enjoyable direction. But then Bavaso pulls the rug under you with a marvelous twist. Well done!
  • 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!
  • Britt A 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.

Character Information

  • Kara
    Any,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A woman, any age and any race.
  • Rusty
    Any,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    A man, any age and any race.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    The Orange County New York Arts Council
    ,
    2017

Production History

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