One Crack Out

Drama 7m/2f

Charlie Evans, a pool shark down on his luck in the bedroom as well as the pool hall, has two days to pay off a $3,000 loan – or have his legs broken by Bulldog, a psychopathic debt collector who also happens to be having an affair with Charlie’s wife. In his desperation to recover both the money and his self-esteem, Charlie gets involved in a series of hustles, pushing the tension to a breathtaking climax.

One Crack Out has been a success with both critics and audiences wherever it has played. An off-Broadway production of One Crack Out starred Teri Garr and Christine Baranski.

“One Crack Out is a large-boned, daring work, reflecting an astute craftsmanship…the results are almost explosively stirring.”
-Toronto Star

“French’s glimpse of life in one Canadian underworld is funny, vigorous, and highly theatrical.”
-Globe & Mail

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