A Play by the Tin Can Bros

20 years after the murder of his beloved dog, Cluebert, a familiar case comes across the desk of FBI agent, Scrags. All signs point to this being the suspect who ruined his life, but he’s not going to be able to catch him without the help of his childhood detective gang, the Solve It Squad.

Distant in their adult lives and all dealing with their childhood trauma differently, the rest of the gang is a far cry from the quippy and successful kid detectives they used to be. Keith, the jock and self-proclaimed leader of the group, has become delusional bum desperately attempting to keep his glory days alive. Gwen, the popular hottie, hit it big by exploiting the group’s notoriety to land a series regular role on a procedural cop show, but is now struggling to keep her career afloat. Esther, the real brains of the team, has turned to hard drugs to calm her out-of-control intelligence and has fallen completely off the grid.

Can Scrags get the squad to put aside their differences and rewrite their past in order to catch the maniac who broke them up in the first place?


Off-Broadway Production

April 26-May 12, 2018
Wednesdays-Mondays 8PM
Saturdays & Sundays 3PM & 8PM

TBG Theatre
312 West 36th Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10018

Written by Tin Can Bros
Original Music by Nick Gage
Directed by Corey Lubowich
Costumes by June Saito
Props/Scenic Painting by Amy Plouff
Stage Managed by Adam Brunetti

Joey Richter, Brian Rosenthal, Ashley Clements, Gabe Greenspan, & Lauren Lopez

Somewhere between practically perfect and bloody brilliant
— ZEALnyc

Creative Team


An absolute treat
— Hypable

Production Photos

Photos by Allison Stock

Los Angeles Production

June 15-18 & 22-25, 2017
Secret Rose Theatre, North Hollywood, CA

Written by Tin Can Brothers
Directed by Corey Lubowich
Costumes by June Saito
Scenery by Robert Manion
Production Coordination by Amy Plouff
Stage Managed by Jeanne Valleroy

Joey Richter, Brian Rosenthal, Ashley Clements, Gabe Greenspan,Lauren Lopez

Delightfully dark... an impressively hilarious show that manages to evoke nostalgia while still feeling very fresh and exciting.
— On Stage and Screen

Creative Team


Production Photos

Photos by Katherine Leon