By Colin Higgins and Denis Cannan, adapted from the book The Mountain People by Colin Turnbull.
Cast: flexible. These people, forced from their hunting grounds by a mindless government, are in a chronic state of near starvation, a culture of hunger, mutual hostility and suspicion. The writers strip this incredible story to its agonizing essentials. As Newsweek critic Jack Kroll writes, "The play moves with the quiet rhythm of inexorable catastrophe punctuated by explosions of perverse comedy." This is a play with a terrifying relevance to the reality of our world. Area staging.