Author: Nat Cassidy


Description: A dark, dark, dark comedy about a family of nuclear mutant would-be cannibals, living in the irradiated deserts of the American Southwest.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/29/2013
Content Advisory: VERY strong language, violence, hideous mutations, bizarre circumstances, lots of sexual imagery
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males

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Keywords: Adaptations · Comedy · Coming of Age · Death and the Afterlife · Dysfunctional Families · Horror · Large Cast Size · Mostly Male Characters · Mythology · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Pop Culture · Postmodern · Religion and Spirituality · Requires/Supports Sophisticated Multimedia/Technical Elements · Satire/Parody · Sex · Sickness and Mental Illness · Single Set · Social Issues · Surrealism/Absurdism · Westerns

Original Production Information

Goldsboro was presented as a staged reading as part of Fundamental Theater Projects Mass Rhetorics festival at the WorkShop Theater, New York City, on March 30, 2011, with the following cast:

JONATHAN: David Ian Lee
DANIEL: Jeff Wills
PA: Sam Tsoutsouvas
SARKIC: Ben Newman
SYZYGY: Karen Sternberg
SOPHIE: Nicola Murphy
PUDDLE: Michael Selkirk (voice), James Comtois (body)
THE WANDERER: Tandy Cronyn
THE PATROLMAN: John D. Gardener