Essential Self Defense by Adam Rapp Directed by Drake Simpson May 2011 Regional Premiere @ Frenetic Theater
The story of how lone wolf Yul Carrol is pushed to the breaking point by a society that perpetuates fear and mistrust through a barrage of multi-media formats. After meeting Sadie Day, a client at the self defense studio at which he is employed, Yul is introduced to a host of characters all doing the best they can to make sense out of the disappearance of a dozen children from the local middle school. Through the kindness of Sadie and her friends, Yul begins to embrace a humanity that has remained so elusive in his life. His evolution is short lived as suspicions about the whereabouts of the missing children soon find their way to Yul.
True to Horse Head form, the traditional theater seats of Frenetic Theater were uprooted and replaced with tables and chairs and spectacular scenic elements invited the audience into the world of Bloggs, a town in the heartland.