THE NORTH PLAN
by Jason Wells December 2013
directed by Skola Summers Hyde Park Theatre
The North Plan was Street Corner Arts’ return to the fast-paced, politically-charged world of Jason Wells, writer of their 2011 hit, Men of Tortuga. The Street Corner Arts’ production was the regional premiere of this pitch-black comedy. The North Plan tells the story of Carlton Berg, a bureaucrat for the U.S. State Department, who runs off with the top secret enemies list of a ruthless faction that has seized power in Washington creating a state of martial law. Unfortunately for Carlton, the chase has come to an end in a police station in the Ozarks town of Lodus, Missouri. With a pair of Department of Homeland Security agents on the way, Carlton’s last hope arrives in the form of fellow prisoner Tanya Shepke, a motor-mouthed redneck who’s turned herself in for drunk driving and has a penchant for raising hell. The revolution will not be televised but it will have a soundtrack.