Benjamin- Event

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111 East 59th Street New York, NY 10022 Academy Theatre
New York,Ny,USA,
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Benjamin Haad is a 30-year old native New Yorker. He drives a cab in post 9/11 New York City in order to support his obsession for acting, in spite of his Muslim parents’ demand for him to get a real job, get married and get a “life”. But Ben has no time for love and certainly no desire to look for it. He’s headed for Hollywood and nothing’s going to get in his way. Enter Helen Clark, 28, beautiful, smart, and an aspiring photographer irresistible and their relationship rapidly blossoms into something wonderful. Chaos ensues when we discover that Ben is under investigation by the F.B.I. who believes that he may be part of a terrorist sleeper cell that is planning an attack on the citizens of New York. Ben leads a confused group of agents on a merry chase through the streets of dumb shmuck trying to land a role in a Tom Cruise movie. Ben and Helen’s relationship comes to an abrupt HALT when Helen’s father, a high-ranking retired General, warns her of Ben’s clandestine activities and spirits her away to a secret hiding place leaving the two lovers heart-broken. Helen questions the evidence, which seems irrefutable - or is it? Is Ben a terrorist, a cab driver or just another wannabe actor who cant see past his own cue cards. All is revealed in the final, frenetic surprise ending.
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