A man has been murdered. The mystery is, who he is, who murdered him and what were the circumstances? And to solve it, playwright Lanford Wilson looks at the outsides and insides of his tiny, Middle Western town. He looks at a middle-aged woman who falls in love with the young man who comes to work in her cafe. He looks at a woman mistreating her senile mother, who is obsessed with visions of Eldritch being evil. He looks at a tender relationship between a young man and a dreamy, crippled girl. Wilson grasps the very fabric of Bible Belt America, with its catchword morality ('virgin,' 'God-fearing') and its capability for the vicious. He senses the rhythm of its life and the cruelty it can impose.
Winner of the Vernon Rice Award. An Off-Broadway success, this highly imaginative and affecting play was hailed by the critics.
The Laboratory Theater of Florida (View)
1634 Woodford Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901