Jerry is in court to fight a minor disturbing the peace charge that occurred during his one-man protest against the increasing authoritarianism when the courtroom is seized by a different sort of protestor; a man with bombs wanting to publicize the damage done to his family by some of our crooked institutions. Along with Jerry and his friend Richie, Judge Durastein, the arresting officer Crowder and Jerry's attorney Veronica are kept as hostages during negotiations with the police. Thinking that fellow protestor Jerry could best communicate with Forbin, he is sent on a mission to work up the Stockholm Syndrome with their captor. But Jerry cannot resist using the massive media coverage to broadcast his own protest to the public, and that offends Forbin because, except the harm the system has done to him and his family, he is a true blue patriot. This leads to much squabbling among the hostages until the Stockholm Syndrome works its magic on them.
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The general consensus is that change is urgent. Yet those claiming to work toward that end choose illusory paths that serve more as an impediment to the change they profess to seek. It is a closed loop -- a path that follows itself -- a safe at home tour rather than an expedition in search of wherever. My plays attempt to untangle the complex knots created by repeated trips to nowhere by focusing on the fearful simplicity of uncontaminated life where acceptance and rejection meet to hash out what's bothering them.