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The Headhunter

From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Intense, Entertaining, Edgy, Raunchy

About the show

A screenwriter and his mobster cousin are forced to deal with the family issues that tore them apart. Part of the 2018 Planet Connections Festivity. More…

Casmir, a screenwriter, has sold the exclusive rights of his screenplay to a sleazy Hollywood producer. He confesses what he has done to his cousin Salvatore, a hit man for the mob. The screenplay, a bio-pic, contains truths about Sal’s father that are more than incriminating. Enraged, Salvatore vows to get the screenplay’s rights back to Casmir even if it means eliminating the producer. The two cousins are forced to deal with issues that tore their family apart and drove them to be who they are: one an artist, the other a ruthless killer.

Member Reviews (11)


Great acting, Intense, Entertaining, Edgy, Raunchy
Avg Score

Well played, Thrilling, Television for the stage, Lots of neat plot twists

See it if you want to see a play that rings some very surprising changes on an old formula.

Don't see it if you have no need to sit through yet another mob story, even one that is full of surprising twists of plot.

Also I am not usually a big fan of tough-guy mobster family dramas. I mean,... Read more Read less

Great acting, Entertaining, Slow, Intense, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy tension between relatives who suffer from past family squabbles well acted but slow in spots, overly intense in others.

Don't see it if you are offended by rough language or are looking for a happy play.

Also Unfortunately the second act was a bit difficult to hear due to Con Ed... Read more Read less

Great acting, Funny, Great writing, Entertaining, Uh oh

See it if You want to see a play about cousins dealing with family issues and secrets between them. You want to laugh. You want to be entertained.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a story about a mobster and his cousin and the family issues they dealt with.

Also Language (LOL) Uh oh. Some words might be offensive to different group... Read more Read less

Edgy, Intense, Raunchy

See it if You don't mind a constant barrage of profanity. Unfortunately the theater was extremely hot and had to leave at intermission

Don't see it if they don't get the air conditioning up and running

Great acting

See it if family drama presented in a somber & reflective way.This play uses morbid humor while suggesting the approach of danger.Absorbing,intriguing

Don't see it if See it ,and support the 2018 Planet Connections Festivity.

Also Both actors were great;one as the ruthless and intimidating mafioso, a... Read more Read less

Great acting, Great writing, Raunchy, Intense, Edgy

See it if you like David Mamet, you enjoy mafia stories,

Don't see it if you are offended by filthy language

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You’d like to see a play about dsyfunctional family members,mainly 2 cousins, sometimes dark,sometimes hilarious,family secrets are revealed

Don't see it if Profanity, messy stage, Italian mafia talk, are not your thing. There is a beheaded Hollywood agent on the dining table during 2nd act!

Also Both actors very really good showing dark side of Italian mafia and it... Read more Read less

Intense, Great acting, Edgy, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you like gangsters, mobster lingo, stories about family secrets & the need for revenge -- the suspense of who will get whacked by the finale

Don't see it if the "f" word or profanity and casual racism offend you; if you don't like plots involving problems that are solved by killing someone

Also Good acting in this 2-hander but I felt the part of the brutal mobster... Read more Read less

Cliched, Intense

See it if You like the Get Shorty TV show or mobsters with a heart of gold straight out of Central Casting. You don't mind an entirely male play.

Don't see it if Violence (mostly offstage) and racial epithets bother you. You need likeable characters. You don't like plays drenched in testosterone.

Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you are into mob movies and TV and aren't expecting much beyond the cliches they usually offer; you don't need nuance to be entertained.

Don't see it if you need nuance and characters you actually care about in a play; you are squeamish when it comes to language and violence.

Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like witty, fast paced, profound theatre that makes you think and laugh at the same time. I didn't want it to end.

Don't see it if You don't dig profanity or violence. It's loaded in a beautiful way!

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