1954. New York. An unemployed man is lured from a bar to the hotel room of a "prominent citizen" with the promise of a job. A sexual assault is attempted which has devasting consequences for newlyweds Wilma and Garry. When a reporter turns up looking for a scoop, events build to a shattering conclusion.
Archive :: production:T01455470285, play:S01629974726, venue:V256
Treadwell unashamedly tackles themes of prostitution, homosexuality, sadomasochistic sex, and the role of women in the 1950's. Her punchy dialogue retains the power to shock and her pioneering creation of strong and dominant female characters earned her the title of "Broadway's Bravest Woman." World Premiere.