Radiator

Lou Brunazzi and André Cooper live across the hall from each other in a shabby apartment building in Hunts Point, NY. In the space between their units stands a noisy RADIATOR, which is connected to a deteriorating boiler. Determined to stop the whistling, hissing and 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...
Lou Brunazzi and André Cooper live across the hall from each other in a shabby apartment building in Hunts Point, NY. In the space between their units stands a noisy RADIATOR, which is connected to a deteriorating boiler. Determined to stop the whistling, hissing and 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, bit by bit, into a makeshift sitting room where the pair begin to form a unique bond, which, in due course, grows into an enduring friendship.
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Radiator

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  • Jessie Salsbury:
    15 Aug. 2019
    This is a sweetly realized one act play that has some wonderful roles for actors that fall in underrepresented demographics (over 45, actor of color, LGBTQ+). Craig Houk has written some delightful monologues inside this play as well. I can see a variety of theatres (colleges, universities, schools, LORT) producing this. A great amount of potential and good work here!

Character Information

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

Development History

Awards

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