- 1 – Ohio/Washington – Robert Wakefield. Drug Czar. His daughter Caroline.
- 2 – Mexico – General Salazar
- 3 – Mexico – Javier & Manolo
- 4 – San Diego – Castro & Gordon
- 5 – San Diego – Helena & Carl
Provocative. Kind of like a room full of 10 Jeremys from Mike Leigh’s NAKED. Hard to see how many of these kids wouldn’t have been literally killed in the real world for their behavior. An interesting thought experiment perhaps.
300 pages. A lot of hugely overheated and improbable melodrama, where street prostitutes write novels and billionaires give away homes and playwrights become rich and buy new cars off the lot for an impulsive road trip. Almost feels like a princess book. The voiceover narration seems like an easy way out. The essence of the writer’s statement seems to be: “I want to be rich and escape Florida.” Which is understandable. Pretty hollow though. Still quite an effort.
Total crap. Yet to read a play by Stephens I like. Might be missing that gene.
Very distinctive Irish style.
A few years ahead of The Ferryman.
Adapted by Lee Hall in 1999.
Nowhere near as fun as One Man, Two Guvnors.