“Cop Piece: Undercover Mime,” the new play from Greenpoint company Lilac Co and St. John’s Theatre, delves into the frenetic cohabitation of two marginalized, unsteady characters who claim to be on the run: David, a former beat cop, and Cleo, a vampish malcontent in the fragrance industry.
“We all go through periods that can’t be skirted,” David declares in an unusually lucid moment, and this principle underlies the pair’s expression of and assault on their afflictions with a variety of dubious tactics. “I love pornography. Maybe, with that love, we can build something,” Cleo opines. It doesn’t happen.