Cross over into a world saturated in the red hues of death, love and cherry pie in The Executioner, a new play that combines dark humor and violence to interrogate the meaning of justice in America. Set in Texas, the story centers on a young waitress, Barbara Ann Quartermain, and her kung fu- obsessed brother Cort, as they take revenge on those in the state penal system who executed their mother. The local sheriff is hot on their trail, but can she overcome her attraction for Barbara Ann, or will she turn away from the law and follow her aching heart? A contemporary noir in the Coen Brothers tradition, The Executioner features a live band and original music and was created by recent graduates of Columbia University's MFA theatre program. This production is part of the "Eight Annual Midtown International Theater Festival."