Tenants or, When the Hornet Arrives

Nat Cassidy

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M and G’s new apartment is nothing special — it really could be any generic New York City apartment — but they’re hoping it’s a place of healing, a new beginning after a traumatic encounter with a former friend. Unfortunately, the previous tenant of this apartment isn’t a man who likes to let go … and he wasn’t ready to move out. First, it’s little things: their mail disappears, it feels like someone’s watching them, he stops by occasionally just to say hi and see what they’ve done with the place. But soon, when G is called out of town for business, M is left alone, and before they know it, they wake up to find themselves immobilized and watching as the previous tenant begins to make the apartment his own again.

Production Info

Cast: 3 total (2 female, 1 male, 2 actors may be male or female or nonbinary)
Full Length Dark Comedy (about 100 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“[Cassidy has a] formidable gift with language.” —Show Business Weekly

“[Cassidy] has a free-flowing imagination [and] an uncanny ability to do what a great composer like Verdi once did—make a visceral connection to his own time.” —Terry Ponick, The Washington Times

“Nat Cassidy is obviously a talented…writer!” —The Village Voice

“Cassidy’s writing is so sharp that [he] holds one’s attention like a vise … Anyone who appreciates theater that aims at both the head and the gut will appreciate [his work]. And it will haunt you for days to come.” —James D Watts, Jr, Tulsa World

“Cassidy [brings] together everything audiences could want in a play.” —Kristen Torres, Loyola Phoenix

“A great tale of home-invasion horror.” —Christopher Gould, Publisher, Broadway Play Publishing Inc

About the Author


  • Nat Cassidy

    Born in North Carolina, raised in Arizona, and now residing in New York, Nat Cassidy in an award-winning playwright, director, actor, and musician. Nat has appeared in television shows like "The Following" (Fox), "The Affair" (Showtime), "Red Oaks" (Amazon) "High Maintenance," as well as on stage at venues such as Lincoln Center, Cherry Lane, The Public, SoHo Playhouse, Classic Stage Company’s East 13th Street Theatre, The Arclight, 59E59, Theatre Row, P.S. 122, Manhattan Theatre Source, The Gallery Players, 45th Street Theatre, The Players Theatre, The Players Club, and many others.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 11/12/2017
Pages 78
ISBN 9780881457407

Special Notes

Special Notes

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Tenants or, When the Hornet Arrives is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC