"Set in the world of New York theatre, a brutal revenge killing is investigated by two of New York's finest," according to production notes. "[It] takes one detective back to the jungles of Vietnam, and the other officer into the dementia of a Veteran's mind. What do you do when justice fails? In the search for justice, what tools are unlawful? What actions unpardonable? What strategies unthinkable? Is it right to seek justice alone, when no one or no thing will provide it? And what will you become, once you've achieve it?"
Mead's script was developed over the last two years at the Workshop. Arian Blanco directs.
The cast includes Alexandra Devin, Susan Kim, Kathy Gail MacGowan, Sandy Moore, and Paul Singleton.
According to the author, the title is a Vietnamese collaquialism, meaning, "Remember the past." It can also be used, by a Vietnamese, to mean, "You can't forget the past."
Playwright David M. Mead's work has been performed at Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and with the New York Actors Ensemble. Two of his one acts, Street Kid and Short Time, have been published by Excalibur Publishing as part of the "For Actors By Actors" series. Other productions include Black Horse at Musical Theatre Works, Audition at the Harold Clurman, and Bottom of the Fourth at the Samuel Beckett. The Jewel Box Theater is located at the WorkShop Theater Company, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th Floor, in Manhattan.
Performances play June 28-30, July 1 and July 5-8 at 8 PM.
For reservations, call (212) 695-4173, ext. 4 or visit TheaterMania.com on the web. All tickets are $15 (TDF accepted).
For more information, visit www.workshoptheater.org.