THE SECOND PLAY BY SPENSER DAVIS
WORLD PREMIERE: Nov - Dec ‘18 @ broken nose theatre. directed by kanomÉ JONES & SPENSER DAVIS.
2019 M. ELIZABETH OSBORN NEW PLAY AWARD
2019 JOSEPH JEFFERSON AWARD - BEST ENSEMBLE
2019 HAROLD & MIMI STEINBERG/ATCA NEW PLAY AWARD
2019 JOSEPH JEFFERSON AWARD - BEST NEW PLAY
When a violent encounter with a shoplifter leaves half of their team fired or in the hospital, the security guards of a downtown Chicago retail store find themselves under corporate investigation. Short-staffed, ill prepared, and faced with accusations that threaten to dismantle the crew, they’re forced to decide: do we give the higher-ups exactly what they want, or do we try to do what’s right – even if it means risking everything? PLAINCLOTHES is a story of tribalism and taking a stand set against the bright, boisterous backdrop of the holiday shopping season. It is also the first part of The Mag Mile, a trilogy of plays centering around working class Chicagoans in the midst of moments of intense accountability.