SYMPATHY JONES: The New Secret Agent Musical

 
 

Briefing

SYNOPSIS

 

One mysterious evening circa 1964, Richard Oscill, CEO of Oscillex Luxury Watches, holds a press conference at his Manhattan boutique. As he proudly unveils the Delta-29—a watch that grants eternal youth to its wearer—a gunshot rings out. The crowd screams. Tick Tock, an agent from the Secret Coalition for Revenge, Assassination, Terrorism, Counterintelligence, and Heists (S.C.R.A.T.C.H.), has broken into the Oscillex lab to steal sensitive scientific research and attempted to nab the precious watch as well. Ace spy Nick Steele chases after him but is injured in the scuffle and Tick Tock slips into the shadows.

The next morning at The Agency, receptionist Sympathy Jones peppers Agency director Mr. Pinkerton with questions about her request for a promotion, to no effect. Frustrated, she laments being trapped behind a desk when she'd rather be in the field going after the bad guys. Meanwhile, with Nick incapacitated, Pinkerton must put novice agent Henry Greene in charge of the S.C.R.A.T.C.H. case. But Henry has only just accepted his mission when, following a botched attempt at flirting with Sympathy, he accidentally leaves the case file on her desk. It’s a golden opportunity she can’t refuse.

Soon afterward, Oscill is at work in his lab when two masked men break in and spirit him away. In a nearby alley, his ex-wife Katherine "Kitty" Hawk, the secret leader of S.C.R.A.T.C.H., instructs her evil agents on how to be as effectively evil as possible. She also reveals to Oscill, a helpless prisoner, that she plans to use the Delta-29 "time-stopping" technology to create a powerful weapon. When Kitty and Tick Tock rendezvous later that night at the Tempo Club, Sympathy—now pursuing the case on her own—discovers valuable information about Kitty’s scheme. However, it isn’t long before Sympathy’s secret investigation collides with Henry’s official one. He threatens to report her, and she tries to convince him that they should work together. Just when they’re at an impasse, Henry receives word from HQ that Kitty has demonstrated her time-freeze bomb on Washington and is attempting to blackmail the President. Considering the severity of the situation, Henry and Sympathy agree to team up, and they head to Kitty's secret hideout together.

The duo break into Kitty’s lair and navigate a series of devious traps and dangerous obstacles as they race to the main chamber, where Tick Tock is preparing to launch another bomb. Sympathy and Henry attempt to ambush Kitty and Tick Tock, but are caught and left to die an elaborate death. Sympathy escapes, barely making it out of the compound alive. But when she radios for help, Pinkerton orders her to stay put until more agents arrive. Sympathy contemplates her situation and decides she has no choice but to venture back in and help Henry before it’s too late.

Exhausted but determined, Sympathy sneaks back into the compound and frees Henry, and together they burst into the main chamber. As Henry works frantically to de-activate the bomb, Kitty and Sympathy face off. An all-out fight ensues, as the seconds, and the bomb, keep on ticking…

 

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