The role of Brian Cashman will be played by Steve Carell
The role of Tom O'Connell, voice-only, will be played by Shelly Levene
The one scene of ACT ONE takes place in a cold, modern, corporate office, wallpapered on two sides in white with thin pinstripes. An enormous wood desk sits in the center of the office, a picture window behind the desk with credenza below looks onto the Deegan Expressway. Cars mired in traffic sit stationary on the roadway. Dull honking can be heard through the window.
A phone rings
Cashman: Cashman here.
O'Connell (ambient, off-stage, muffled as on a phone call): Brian. It's me. O'Connell. Long time.
Cashman: Hey, Mike!
O'Connell: No, not Mike. Tom. Carl Pavano's agent.
Cashman hangs the phone up softly and spins in his chair, puts his feet up on a credenza, and stares at the cars idling on the expressway.
The lights dim.