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BOOTBLACKS
written by Phinny Kiyomura
directed by Amanda D'Angelo

1 Episode
2/20/10

Like the Odyssey... but with more shoe polish.

CAST

Terry Tocantins

Mahoney

Stephen Simon

Dershowitz

Bryan Krasner

Batts

Andrea Ruth

She

PHOTOS
by Emily Donn


Mahoney (Terry Tocantins), Batts (Bryan Krasner) and Dershowitz (Stephen Simon) love
to banter... but when their con games fall flat and leave them broke, Batts wants out.


Batts is tired of being a fast-talking con man.  He wants to have a real job.
His pals suggest he be a bootblack... so he can life himself up "like a
Damon Runyon character... in a Horatio Algerian manner." He's not interested.


"Everyone in my family has the same quirk. Until the age of 17, we
all sleep standing up. I, for some reason, never got over it."


She of the Big Shoe (Andrea Ruth) comes to him in a dream to show him the road.

"I can see my face in it!"
"What's it look like?"
"It looks like... a bootblack."

"THIS IS HOW IT STARTS, BITCHES!"