GETTING OUT by Marsha Norman
Can the Good Book salvage the Bad Seed? That is the question set forth in this play of raw passion and schizophrenic emotional conflict.
The heroine, Arlene (Susan Kingsley), is a reform school graduate just out from behind bars after serving eight years for prostitution, burglary and manslaughter. She is numbingly inert and on the run at the same time. Shaky, vulnerable and living off her psychological nerve ends, Arlene is determined to go straight.
It soon becomes clear that it is not going to be easy. Her sloppy, vicious...