A little boy ventures into the Underworld to save his mother, while above the surface a battle rages over the fate of a patch of genetically modified corn... and perhaps the world. At their center is a drowned town whose emergence seems to unite the world of the dead and the living in this richly imagined drama by Bay Area playwright Ian Walker.
In this comic-drama, 8 year old Timmy travels into the Underworld to rescue his mother. The shrunken giant who befriends him, however, may be more trouble than he's worth, summoning the fearsome wrath of Dragons. Meanwhile, a thousand leagues above them, a feisty environmental group and a multinational corporation fight over the ownership of a patch of genetically modified corn threatening the environment. But as time runs out, we learn that not all of their loyalties are as pure as they seem. Internationally acclaimed playwright Ian Walker is "a writer of impressive political and psychological sensibility," writes the Examiner.com, "unafraid to tackle large themes and with the skills to do it right."
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