On Our Shelves Now
Full Length Play
The American Conservatory Theatre New American Play Prize, 2010
The LA Drama Critics Circle Award for the World Premiere of an Outstanding New Play
When Carter, an American telecom executive, brings his wife Mara on a business trip to Cambodia, he never imagines that the ghosts of this beautiful country will find a way to haunt their lives. As business deals unravel and personal negotiations brim with political consequences, Carter and Mara become personally entangled with Khmer Rouge victims and perpetrators, and must decide if the salvation of one life is worth sacrificing justice for many. Genocide, complicity, greed, and love collide in this play that shines a light on the human experience and asks how far are we willing to go to survive?
"A stunning fictional drama." – LA Splash
Wiener's thoughtful drama has the flavor of a political thriller in a John Frankenheimer or Costa-Gavras vein. The nail-biting tension derives from an atmosphere of paranoia, as citizens still trying to recover from a history of unimaginable brutality live among suspected perpetrators of the atrocities." – Backstage
"Beautifully crafted… cleverly subversive, edgy drama that strikingly conveys the weight of history." – LAist