From Samuel French:
Two strangers, a man and a woman (late 40's to middle 50's) board a San Francisco BART train at
4:30 AM. They're alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword.
She's an organized, sensible, psychologist. He's a free spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a
crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, "Crosswords are a
metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don't, fail." Now he vows to finish. Why?
He's a competitor and she happens to be lovely. This starts an 80 minute ride described by
critics as "Hilarious," "Witty," "Romantic," "Poignant," "Wonderfully entertaining." Two
opposites in an enclosed space, attacking each other's values but also being swayed and intrigued
by them. They each have serious life problems that the other helps them solve. Their trip is
filled with unpredictable but believable surprises, even a passionate kissing embrace or two. As
the train ride ends it's obvious each of them has been changed for the better. And we're all
dying to know if these two will meet again?
"Must see play of the year. Witty. Mesmerizing." - Beverly Hills Lookout
"A charming, character driven comedy strives to entertain and succeeds admirably." - Recommended
by the Los Angeles Times
"A rich theatrical piece...A fascinating 80 minutes in which light banter turns to raw
emotion...creates a tone that perfectly underscores both the comic and dramatic elements of this
suprisingly memorable play... 2 ACROSS is a must see...Play of the year." - Los Angeles Weekly
"Hilarious, smart, witty dialogue that never flags and two believable charismatic
characters...Mesmerizing." - Beverly Hills Outlook
"We had to stop laughing to hear the next line...The plays asks us to think, then think again.
It's entertainment with revelation...Excellent timing." - The Santa Monica Observer
"...a bright, witty, poignant and deceptively simple play about two emotional and supposedly
mature people... Intriguing plot twists and surprises... Sparkling, confrontational dialogue." -
"Combining all the elements of wit, humor and drama... 2 ACROSS is a winner for its warmth,
romance, intelligence and consistent humor." - Showmag.com