The setting is a slightly seedy neighborhood bar in the Bronx, where a group of regulars (who all happen to be the same age—32) seek relief from the disappointments and tedium of the outside world. The first to arrive is Denise Savage, a perennial loner who announces that she is still a virgin, but would like to remedy the situation. She is joined by an old school friend, Linda Rotunda, whose problem has been the opposite—too many lovers (and illegitimate children) but who is now fearful that her current boyfriend, Tony Aronica, is losing interest in her. And when the macho Tony comes bursting in shortly thereafter and announces that he is leaving her to pursue “ugly girls,” girls who have read books and can teach him something, Linda is desolate. Denise, sensing an advantage, makes a play for Tony, and the action quickens, moving swiftly from zany comedy to tense confrontation which requires the muscle and mediating skills of the taciturn bartender, Murk, who, heretofore, had been content to keep the glasses filled, including that of his mixed-up girlfriend, April, a failed nun who is also a classmate of the others.
Savage in Limbo is themed around isolation, self-actualization, and taking responsibility for one’s actions, told with blistering pace and a dynamic rhythm of dialogue.
Recommended for mature audiences due to language, intimacy and mature themes.
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This project is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.