19:00, Tue 3rd – Sat 7th December 2013 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 8
Lynette’s former career as a feisty, ambitious journalist seems a distant memory to those that know her as the warm, homely wife and mother that she later became. However, as her family gathers for a low-key birthday celebration, flashbacks from her past begin to cloud her mind and she starts to open up for the first time about her real past existence. Her children, now adults with children of their own, disappoint her with the doubt they show about her incredible stories. Frustrated, she delves further into her past, inter-weaving scenes from her previous power-laden existence into her present-day banality.
The core of her frustration lies in a deep-seated secret she was bound by national governments to supress. She knows the real story of JFK’s assassination. And she knows, because she saw the footage first-hand, before the rest of the country. What’s more, that footage lies, metres from where her family now sit, squabbling over petty problems and refusing to listen to her tale. Perhaps if they won’t listen, she may be pushed to reveal what she tried to hide for thirty years, and show them the evidence that was meant to go unseen forever.