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Handful Of Bugs The John Wilkes Booth


Handful Of Bugs The John Wilkes Booth

Clint, an Oil Man with a knack for slick solutions, arrives at a vaguely European restaurant and is promptly greeted by Marcel, a vaguely French waiter bringing a touch of chaos to every order. Little do they know, they share a lot more in common than just their love of hot, hot soup. Beneath all their eccentricities lie hidden identities – two bumbling assassins sent by the same agency to kill each other! Locked in a comedic duel and armed to the teeth, they must decide whether they follow orders or join forces against their common enemy. This dynamic duo is rewriting the rules of the spy game, one meal at a time. Get ready for a showdown of epic proportions, where bullets meet baguettes and the only thing sharper than the cowboy's aim is the waiter's wit! 

The John Wilkes Booth is an hour of quick-witted silliness and slapstick. Mixing the comedy stylings of Monty Python and Lano and Woodley with the high stakes of Die Hard. This hot new comedy is sure to have you on the edge of your seat – literally and metaphorically! You may laugh, you may cry, you may even ask for a doggy bag to take the leftovers home.

Suitable for audiences 15+

This show contains: Occasional coarse language.


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