Brian is a dock employee who is too scared to talk to all the pretty girls who work at what others call The Philly Store. When a no-nonsense corporate efficiency expert shows up, the dock workers want Brian to hit on her to find out more information about MegaCorp's plans for the store. Brian is just as interested in Anya, a former mail-order bride who is getting a divorce, and Julia, a blonde, blue bombshell who barely knows he exists. In order to help save the store, Brian spies on the store manager who only hires pretty girls, the security guards who need someone to watch them, and the Russian ladies who only speak Russian.
While Brian wants to believe in an America with opportunities for all, he is also cynical of the powers that be, including those that run The Philadelphia Store. Eventually, all of the guys and gals have to figure out what they're looking for in a job and in a significant other. While the the themes are plenty deep, the humor is generally very light, and the songs are fairly family-friendly. Joining Brian on the Dock are such characters as Danni (the former manager who just works nights), Amanda (the Malapropistic Mormon), Mike (the Lutheran), and Woody (the guy who never does any work).
Can Brian figure out how to keep the store open, keep his job, defeat capitalism, and get a girl?
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Make this a class project to create the music and put on the play. Make a few changes and use it as your high school play, or you can use it at your local acting club or on Broadway. I just want it to see the light of day because I think a lot of people will have fun with this play, even if it's just reading it in a creative writing course or if a professor wants to trash it in a classic lit course.