The Present Company, producers of the New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) present the world premiere of Oswald's Backyard, a new play inspired by the life of Lee Harvey Oswald. The play, written by Leslie Bramm, is the recipient of the 2001 Stanley Drama Award. Scott R. C. Levy directs.
Oswald's Backyard is set in September of 1963 in the backyard of a New Orleans home and inside the mind of Leo Oscar, a naive, petulant and ultimately violent young man. Leo, like many young Americans, searches for his own identity, struggles with idealism and obsesses with media and fame. The play explores the psychological landscape of a man driven to extremely desperate actions.