Radiator

One Act (~75 mins). Lou Brunazzi & André Cooper live across the hall from each other in the basement of a shabby apartment building in the Bronx. On the landing between their units stands a noisy Radiator, which is connected to a deteriorating boiler. Determined to stop the whistling, hissing & banging that’s keeping him awake at night, André endeavors to turn the thermostat off, but is cut short by Lou...
One Act (~75 mins). Lou Brunazzi & André Cooper live across the hall from each other in the basement of a shabby apartment building in the Bronx. On the landing between their units stands a noisy Radiator, which is connected to a deteriorating boiler. Determined to stop the whistling, hissing & banging that’s keeping him awake at night, André endeavors to turn the thermostat off, but is cut short by Lou who is determined to keep the radiator running at all costs. What begins as a battlefield between two seemingly inconsolable men evolves slowly into a makeshift sitting room where the pair begin to form a unique and lasting bond.
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Radiator

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    14 Oct. 2021
    You never know what will bring two people together and perhaps a dispute in a radiator is the best gift of all. Well done.
  • Cindi Sansone-Braff:
    5 Sep. 2021
    Two of the most colorful, laugh-your-ass-off characters that you will ever see on stage. There are a lot of meaningful messages jam-packed into this well-written short play. Funny, poignant, and intelligent, I would love to see this play staged. Truly an American treasure. I give it a standing ovation.
  • Philip Middleton Williams:
    8 May. 2021
    Two men with nothing in common except a shared space in the hall between their apartments... and a deep and abiding friendship that germinates and grows in spite of their best efforts to keep a distance. Yes, it's a buddy story, but the beauty of "Radiator" is that however often we see it, there is always something about human nature that can be revealed. Lou and André create a bond that takes us immediately into their hearts and ours as well.

Character Information

  • LOU BRUNAZZI
    50s, Array,
    Male
  • ANDRÉ COOPER
    40s,
    African American / Black
    ,
    Male

Development History

Awards

Honorable Mention
,
Dominion Stage Playwriting Completion
,
Dominion Stage of Arlington County
,
2020