The Billion Dollar Snatch
By Troy Conway
Adapted for the Stage and Directed by Brian Mann
When 28 VIPs from all around the world go missing, and a billion dollars is stolen from a Roman warehouse, it's up to the Coxemen and their newest recruit Rod Damon(creator of the League for Sexual Dynamics and world famous sexologist) to rescue the VIPs and recover the gold. The only lead is a man named Lucciano Facciato, who may have a connection with the stolen gold, and an insatiable nymphomaniac Mala Nerona who runs the Roman pensione, The Settebelle, where many of the VIPs vanished. Along the way Rod encounters a number of interesting characters, such as the "eccentric" George Plickens, administrator of the US Embassy in Rome. But why were the VIPs kidnapped? How is that related to the Billion Dollar Snatch?
This play is the second in our season of "exploitation" as it offers an exploration in how sex is exploited for theatrical purposes. Can Rod Damon ever love someone or is he in it just for the "research?" Is it possible to love someone and not have sex with them, and is it possible to have sex and not love other people? ....