Wilson's first full-length effort, Balm in Gilead centers on a cafe frequented by heroin addicts, prostitutes (both male and female) and thieves. It features many unconventional theatrical devices, such as overlapping dialogue, simultaneous scenes and largely unsympathetic lead characters. The plot draws a parallel between the amoral, often criminal activity that the café's denizens engage in to provide temporary relief from their boredom and suffering, and the two main characters' becoming a couple in order to escape from their lives.
February 11 & 12, 2006, 8:00PM
John Craig, Charie van Dyke
Carennia Hogarth, Julie Heide, Duanita Eleniak, Brittany McLeod, Claudine Roberts, Anthony Defoe, Rachelle Weik, Ian Kay, Mourad Aytour, Anna Burlik