The Awesome Thing About the Ending of Broadway’s The Nap (NO SPOILER!)
The new Broadway comedy The Nap introduces New York audiences to the high-stakes (occasionally dodgy) world of snooker—which is like British pool. No spoiler ahead! In the final moments of the show, a game of snooker is played, and it turns out, the game is real and playwright Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) wrote a different ending depending on which actor actually wins that evening. It’s like sporty Edwin Drood without the confusing audience vote.
The final scene of the show is a real game of snooker. The ending can go one of two ways and you may see one character win and another audience will see the other character win. As playwright, Richard Bean says, “There is no cheating, no magnetic strips guiding the balls. In the second match, anyone can win, so the play actually has two possible endings.”
See The Nap live at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre through November 11.