Theater for the New City, Dream Up Festival

Whipped

By Hank H. Kim
Directed by Hank H. Kim
September 2 – September 8

It’s 2037 and the planet is teetering on the verge of a global economic meltdown as well as facing the specter of ecological doomsday. Against this dystopian backdrop, America has sworn in its 1st female President promising a return to values of austerity and propriety. Frank and Cassie Fornitelli, a struggling couple with some uncomfortable secrets between them, are visited by Whip, a senior government case officer for the newly minted Department of Personal Responsibility and Rectitude, who is charged with helping the Fornitellis get their financial troubles in order. Whip, an Asian-American with an English accent, is not the devoted, squeaky clean official that he’s cracked up to be. He has a dark hidden agenda. “Whipped” is a black comedy/psychological thriller that satirizes how the ideal of government by the people, of the people and for the people is all too often just an empty slogan.

Community Theater Space: World Premiere, 90 mins running time

09/02 Monday, 9pm

09/03 Tuesday, 6:30pm

09/04 Wednesday, 9pm

09/06 Friday, 9pm

09/07 Saturday, 8pm

09/08 Sunday, 8pm