You are an ordinary businessman arriving home from work one day, only to discover that your wife and child have been taken hostage by an escaped murderer.
What would you do?
Hopefully, you wouldn't go quite as far as the vengeful Mr. Ido in this tightly-written, darkly funny crime drama set in a 1970s Tokyo suburb. Or maybe you would...
The voracious appetite of the media for the "big story", the cold-hearted efficiency of the police, the horrifying brutality of a law-abiding family man who refuses to continue to be victimized--this play covers it all. Read it and cringe.
Characters: 1 man, 3 women, with doubling
Scenes/Monologues: Monologues in verse! Multi-character scenes!
Recommended by: Stu
Also by Colin Teevan:
Alcmaeon in Corinth
Missing Persons (includes The Bull, The One Within, Somedays, The Last Word, and The Roykeaneiad)
Monkey: A Tale from China