Belle Isle: A five-act play


The closed loop of an island family is bounded on the inside and outside by violence. Life performs its rigid and terrifying circuit until one by one each child flees into the night—choosing the totality of external chaos over continuing to face it on two fronts along a worn track where hope died a generation before.

David, the last to flee breaks the island, the circuit, and the camel’s back. In a psychotherapist’s salon the fragments of the island are hallucinated back into a narrative loop of double-bind despair. But this time round with a less unbeautiful—and more foreign—prospect.


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