If you've never seen the original movie, not really spoiling anything here: Why Albert does so is important to the plot. That he does so isn't surprising. Vyssotsky sticks religiously close to the movie's plot and characterization, which means Albert is a crass, cruel, bigoted bully, the kind of man who opens the play by having his gang of garish goons help him humiliate a man who owes him money. His wife, Georgina (Sarah Lamar), quietly lurks to the side while this goes on in the alley behind Canteen, where everybody is gathered before we're herded, by one of Albert's dolts, through the kitchen and into the main dining room, where chef Richard (the game Ishai Barnoy) and his staff are setting up for dinner. He's the cook. Already seated is Michael (Maddie Hicks), in pressed white shirt and glasses, reading a book. Over the next roughly two hours, Albert is going to insult, berate, offend, and occasionally assault his wife, his peers, and the restaurant staff. Michael and Georgina are going to catch each other's eye and begin repairing to the bathroom together for romantic trysts. Michael is the lover, and once Albert figures out what's going on, well, murder is the least of the sins he may think about committing.