“Winner winner winner winner.
We’re not going to agree, are we?”
Mexican food. The Naked Cowboy. Beyoncé Knowles. Wall Street Hustlers. Your father. Winners or losers? Longtime collaborators Marcus and Jamie play a simple game that becomes anything but. A fierce and funny epic about what friendship can sustain.
On the cusp of turning 40, Marcus Youssef and James Long received an email from a mutual friend promoting a self-help pyramid scheme. This unexpected note inspired the two men to take a frank look at their own lives. Directed by Chris Abraham, Winners and Losers brings three of Canada’s most innovative and exciting theater artists to Soho Rep. for the first time.
“a sly theatrical microcosm of how people compete”
Time Out New York
“A winner. The kind of play that makes you want to talk, and better still, to listen.” 4 of 5 stars. Critics’ Pick
“WINNERS AND LOSERS hits the bull’s-eye..a sly, utterly successful production.”
New York Times
“a frisky theatrical symposium” “articulate, funny and breezily charming”
“[Youssef and Long] jump from topic to topic at lighting speed, leaving your mind swimming. They’re also very funny.”
New York Post
“Soho Rep. has been praised for making us rethink what is theater. It’s in that gray zone that WINNERS AND LOSERS fares best: When you no longer know what’s real and what’s a put on…You have to wonder how they can do this and still go for drinks together.” 3 of 4 stars
“Downtown powerhouse Soho Rep. has become known as New York’s most reliable source of innovative, thought-provoking, and daring theater and their new show WINNERS AND LOSERS only confirms this reputation.”
James Long & Marcus Youssef
Set Design Consultant
Soho Rep. Production Manager