Date(s) - 05/18/2014
Arthur Jones is an L.A. private eye suffering the early stages of a mid-life crisis, a failing 29-year marriage, and agoraphobia. Having reached the milestone age of 50, he sees the time left to reach his dream of becoming the successful, artistic man he believes himself to be being squandered by the crazy, marred and perverse profession that sinks him intimately into the lives of his clients. His wife, Zoe, a woman whose passion for living amongst the living has dried up and would rather watch the lives of TV families rather than deal with real people, has kicked Art out of the house. Their daughter, Natalie, tries to bridge the gap with up-beat interrogations of parents who have lost track of “normal.” Through it all, as his world closes in around him and he finds he can’t leave his office, Art investigates aberrant physical threats against a client and his bodyguard; he disarms a two-timing husband out to end his investigation of the husband’s affair with his wife’s sister; he conspires to get his screenplay about Siamese twins accused of murder produced by a big-time producer by deceiving a schizophrenic client’s daughter who is the producer’s production assistant; and he tracks down the woman stalking him and Zoe. What’s most surprising is that what seems “abnormal” is “normal” in the life of Arthur Jones, private eye, writer, painter, husband and father.