In this riotously funny new comedy from Morris Panych, we meet Alma, a seasoned career shoplifter who prefers the five-finger discount over some lousy seniors day deal. But it s not just an empty wallet that leads Alma to a life of petty crime it s also her strong convictions about social justice and economic inequality.
Along for the ride is Phyllis, Alma s frazzled accomplice who lacks her mentor s cool demeanour and snappy comebacks. It s Alma who does the talking when the pair is apprehended at the grocery store by Dom, an overzealous rookie security guard. Guided by the strictness of his
born-again Christian belief, Dom is ready to handcuff the culprits and call the police, but his affable senior partner, Otto, intervenes with a more sympathetic view of the crime: It s just a couple a steaks. As Alma, Phyllis, Dom, and Otto share their wildly different takes on the situation, complex views on morality and ethics begin to emerge.
With its cast of oddball characters, Panych s comedy offers biting observations about society s haves and have-nots and how much they might actually have in common.
Cast of 2 women and 2 men.