Crime and Etiquette


Two hit men named Peabody and Sherman looking for money owed to “The Boss” wait to meet the borrower in a bar called the Rotting Badger. During a series of ridiculous slaughters, they discuss the ethics and code of conduct of criminals – a new wave of criminal behavior stemming from a book written for the modern, moral crook. Bill – the criminal’s criminal – tries to sway traditional mobster Peabody to the new way of thinking, much to Peabody’s chagrin.

Crime and Etiquette poster

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Produced at St. Patrick’s German Parish Hall, Toronto, May 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19 , 20, 2001.

Written by: R.J. Downes
Directed by:
Rob Downes
Stage Managed by:
Rob Downes
Costumes by:
Mary Downes
Nicole Crozier, Luc de Bruin, Trevor Hawkins, Lorne Hiro, Allen Keng, Regan Macaulay, Conor McCreery, Genevieve Parent, Jason Reilly, Kevin Risk

Crime and Etiquette cast photo

Crime and Etiquette press shot

Photography by Conor McCreery.

Project Details:

R. J. Downes


Rob Downes


May 9 - 20, 2001. To be published in 2014.