- 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
Very distinctive Irish style.
An old favorite. Some very funny moments. Clever linking of running themes, jokes.
Never saw the film. Regardless of which came first, now seems completely generic and indistinguishable from 100 other “working class discovers art” flicks.
15 characters. Starts off with a bang. Infidelity on page 2. Some serious physical demands in Act 2. Is the Chandebise/Poche device necessary? Seems a little much. And what does it mean? Not clear how it resonates with romance, infidelity, etc. Just a gimmick. Act 3 drops off severely.
One of the best playwrights alive.
How does he do it? He just does. From an often very dark pen, a comedy to revive faith in humanity. Brilliant fun.