A spotlight shines on the darkened stage alternately illuminating five characters: Arlin Jasper, Dodie and Ed MacDonald, Tom Hawkins, and Denny Hedges. Each one utters a piece of a fragmented soliloquy that speaks for an entire town's shock, grief, and disgust. Welcome to Irving, a.k.a. "Anywhere, U.S.A.," a one-post office, one-stoplight town that has been the site of a brutal hate crime: the murder of a young gay man. Local playwright Michael McKeever's drama, which makes its world debut at New Theatre, invites audiences to return to familiar territory while promising to explore uncharted terrain. Like the... More >>>