The Play’s The Thing

Malvernite Adam has written about his musical predilections and given us a story suggestion—and now he’s back with a dramatic recommendation for y’all…


AdamTwo Lost in the Filthy Night is an edgy, suspenseful play by Brazilian writer, actor, and journalist Plínio Marcos. The play portrays the type of life that working class people in Brazil must endure. The play only consists of two characters but the script is so well written that there’s never a dull moment throughout the story. There is a constant feeling of anticipation as to what will happen next as the reader goes through the chaotic events with the two characters who are living in extreme poverty. These life conditions cause the two characters to commit a robbery, thinking it will help their situation, only to find that it is the beginning of even more serious problems. Two Lost in the Filthy Night is a disturbing account of how a life of poverty can affect a person’s sense of morals and their value for human life. It is definitely worth recommending to any reader who is looking for a play with a gripping story and dynamic character and dialogue. (The play can be found in 3 Contemporary Brazilian Plays, which also features the work of acclaimed playwrights Leilah Assumpção and Consuelo de Castro—ask us for a copy next time you’re in the store!)