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Widower

  • Author(s): Jacobi, David
  • Advisor(s): Iizuka, Naomi
  • et al.
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ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS

Widower

by

David Jacobi

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre and Dance (Playwriting)

University of California, San Diego, 2015

Naomi Iizuka, Chair

Jonas is home alone. His drug addict father has disappeared. Hattie, a former professional wrestler who has fallen on hard times, shows up out of the blue to rob the place. Stuck together in a home in the middle of the New Mexico desert, Jonas and Hattie wrestle with the truth of who they are and the lies they tell to get by. When the Exterminator arrives, Jonas and Hattie soon realize that the only allies they have may be each other. Widower explores what happens with villains turn into heroes, enemies turn into partners, and loss is transformed into something approximating redemption.

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