RADIATOR received a public stage reading as part of the 2019 Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage New Play Festival on Mon, Sep 2, 2019 featuring Jared Shamberger as André Cooper and Matty Griffiths as Lou Brunazzi. The piece was directed by Carl Randolph.
Lou Brunazzi and André Cooper live across the hall from each other in a shabby apartment building in Hunts Point, NY. In the space between their units stands a noisy RADIATOR, which is connected to a deteriorating boiler. Determined to stop the whistling, hissing and banging that’s keeping him awake at night, André endeavors to turn the thermostat off, but is cut short by Lou who is determined to keep the radiator running at all costs. What begins as a battlefield between two seemingly inconsolable men evolves, bit by bit, into a makeshift sitting room where the pair begin to form a unique bond, which, in due course, grows into an enduring friendship.