SOMEBODY FOREIGN is a political drama about Liz Fletcher, a human rights activists and professor of Middle Eastern Studies at a private college in a small town outside of Chicago. One Saturday night, Liz's brother and his fiancée are brutally murdered in their newly remodeled home. The killer leaves behind few clues. The community is overcome with fear. And Liz, because of her affiliation with certain groups in the Gaza Strip, becomes the target of an investigation by the FBI, the local police, and the media.
Production InfoCast: 9 total (3 female, 6 male, doubling)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
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“An involving, plot-driven thriller.” —Chicago Tribune
“A cautionary tale about what might happen in a society where the fear of terrorism could lead to an intrusion on individual rights.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“A worthy and timely play … Post has written a powerful piece of resistance to political pressure that gets us debating governmental witch hunts.” —Theater in Chicago
“A scary exercise in prosecutorial abuse … a crisp 100 minute script … Post’s political thriller depicts a government-triggered and media-fueled feeding frenzy.” —Chicago Free Press
“A spellbinding thriller … McCabe takes the challenging work with its multitude of unrelated incidents and spins them into a taut, nerve-shattering web.” —Theatreworld Internet Magazine
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SOMEBODY FOREIGN was originally produced by City Lit Theater in Chicago, Illinois.
It was developed in part through the Leap Fest New Work Stage Left Theatre
and the Second Annual Midwest New Plays Festival at Prop Thtr Group, both in Chicago, Illinois.
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