by Bruce Norris
PSet in western equatorial Africa, The Unmentionables opens with a pugnacious monologue warning the audience to get out while they still have a chance to do something really fun - like watch cable television. Those who resist this directive are treated to a biting satire featuring four Americans hoping to "do good in the world"#58; a young Christian missionary and his ex-f...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 27th 2009 by Northwestern University Press
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This play isn't perfect, but there are pieces of brilliance in it. It's darkly funny, and it make you question assumptions about what makes up our American identities, especially inasmuch a we think we can help the "less fortunate." There are plenty of laugh out loud moments. This is a work that deserves more exposure in the American theatre.