New York City
Bob believes he is the Joker Henchman from the ’89 Batman, Bob The Goon, and no one in his PTSD therapy group can convince him otherwise. The reason–the veterans in this special group also believe they are, or were, third tier comic book characters–the less heroic and most obscure. All begins to unravel when an ex-pilot, Langly, joins despite her belief that she is from the anime world, not a comic.
Who Mourns for Bob the Goon? uses projections to create the worlds of the play. In one moment the audience could be in a real world, amusement park setting and then transform into a fantastical realm such as “The Spectre’s Realm” which the character Jim thinks he inhabits.