Written by Robert Duxbury
Directed by Argo Thompson
This unique and compassionate new play asks how do we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.
After news anchor and investigative reporter JACK HAWKINS reveals irregularities in the gardening department of a San Francisco park, the criticized gardener—a troubled man—commits suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Jack is then sent to California's Central Valley to cover a drought story, and is forced to confront not only his responsibility for the suicide, but also to reconsider his private and more public actions as he meets two women: one from his past, and one, possibly, for his future.
The Cast & Crew
JACK HAWKINS: Dodds Delzell*
VERMELLE: Melissa Claire
DARIUS: Mark Bradbury
BRANDY: Pilar Gonzalez
BERNIE / STAGE DIRECTIONS: Mark Bradbury
Director: Argo Thompson
Stage Manager: Vicki Martinez
* Member of Actors' Equity Association. Left Edge Theatre is an Equity-approved company..
Time and Place:
The play begins in 2008, and is largely set in and around Turlock, California, and the surrounding Central Valley.
The flashbacks in the play are set in San Francisco, and the time from the play's present is indicated in the script.
Stage set: Minimal staging is suggested. A lunch counter, a riser. Lighting might be used to contrast between the very bright present, and the rather darker
There will be one 10 minute intermission