Drama. By Paul Nicholas Mason.
Cast: 3m., 1w. "To describe Paul Mason's play as entertaining would be inaccurate- it's much too powerful for that; you leave the theatre with much to ponder."(The Examiner, Cork, Ireland.) Set in a boys' boarding school, this award-winning play begins with two male teachers interviewing a senior student accused of performing an act of brutality on a younger boy. The teachers' initial confidence in their ability to extract a confession dissipates in the face of the youth's cold hostility. Slowly, it becomes clear that something more sinister is going on than first met the eye. The deteriorating situation is saved by the intervention of a young female teacher who has been sitting in on the proceedings- she interweaves three stories with a cross-examination that eventually reveals the unsavory truth. A chilling twist near the conclusion will leave your audience gasping. One int. set.