By Michael Redhill
Directed by Courtney Mohler
Our hero, the recently divorced Michael Redhill, goes to Poland to get away from his life and to do some research on the Holocaust. Thwarted by witnesses unwilling to talk, he returns home via England, but in London is introduced to someone who can tell him a 'real' story of evil, and genocide. Through the memory of the storyteller, who served as a prison guard, he encounters an alleged war criminal with Alzheimer's who is about to be put on trial, along with the man's beautiful daughter and an attorney who is eerily similar to the criminal he's prosecuting. But has the old man's guilt dissolved with his memory? Could he be pretending to be ill in order to escape punishment? Who do we believe? A prison guard still wounded by history? A writer suffering from heartache? A dying war criminal? Who does memory serve? Did the past really happen? And if it did, who has a claim on it? "Goodness" is a morality tale for the modern age.
Join us on Sunday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 14 for a Talk Back with the actors and dramaturgs immediately following the performance.
Please be advised that Goodness includes strong language and mature content and may not be suitable for all audiences.