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Set during the course of Easter weekend, 2001, Bad Hurt On Cedar Street chronicles the tribulations of the Kendall family of Providence, Rhode Island. The play is a family drama of survival and the power of the human spirit to persevere. The Kendall family is lead by the fiercely determined matriarch, Elaine, who daily battles the caretaking problems of her son, Kent, an emaciated drug addict whose Desert Storm injuries have left him addled by narcotics, and her daughter, Phoebe, a retarded young woman from birth, who is virtually unrestrainable. Phoebe has fallen for Willy Crum, a fellow developmentally challenged man whose unannounced visits to the Kendall home further exacerbate Elaine's ability to care for Kent and Phoebe. Elaine's other son, Todd, a Providence Municipal bus driver, tries to help, but no longer lives at home. Elaine's husband, Ed, busies himself with avocational interests in the midst of the building chaos that surrounds him, unable to face his past or his present.

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