A hard-working, wealthy Nebraskan farmer, Carl Goodman, arrives in Los
Angeles with his wife, Laura, and their fraternal twin babies, Lucy and
Axel. They hope to make their fortune farming oranges, but the evil Chauncey
Fairfax sells him a piece of desert after sticking some oranges on cacti.
Goodman blows their life savings on the "orchard," understands his mistake
and dies from shock. This leaves destitute Laura to endure a series of
misfortunes that include self-mutilation and two failed suicide attempts.
While mustache-twiddling, leering villains and petticoat damsels-in-distress
populate this script, it does touch on such societal concerns as workers'
rights, the environment, drug abuse and the often seedy machinations of
L.A.'s early film industry. This audience-interactive production is
accompanied by pianist David Libby.
This show is presented as part of the New York International Fringe Festival.
Saturday, August 14 at 9:15pm
Sunday, August 15 at 2:45pm
Friday, August 20 at 3pm
Monday, August 23 at 7:45pm
Sunday, August 29 at 2:45pm