Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five -- What would you do?
What if somebody told you that one of your very best friends from High School, someone you were really close to, had lost his mind and disappeared. Without a trace. Would you believe it? Would you wonder how it all came to pass?
Would you look for him?
These are the questions that face Stan and Daniel, the two lifelong friends at the center of WENT TO CONEY ISLAND ON A MISSION FROM GOD...BE BACK BY FIVE. They've heard a rumor that a childhood buddy, Richie, with whom they've lost touch over the years, has been sighted, apparently insane, actually living out at the amusement park on Coney Island. Dubious at first, but looking for a reason to skip out on work, they decide that the only way to know for sure is to go and find him.
What follows is a quirky tale of love, self-discovery, secrets, and betrayal. On a wintry day, we follow Stan and Daniel as they search the boardwalk and the arcades, the defunct remains of the once-glittering amusement park, for the lost Richie.