One-act, approximately 20 minutes. 1 woman (50s), 2 men (25, 50+).
A real-time tragic one-act that captures the moment when former activist, and convicted bomber, Rebecca O’Riley is forced to confront her past motivations. Rebecca’s traveling in Alaska by train when she is joined by Hector, a younger, newly minted college professor, who became interested enough in her past life to write his dissertation on it. First, she spurns him, then, convinced of his sincere interest, she shares the story of what happened to her the day the infamous Lexco bomb went off, killing Union protestors and all of Rebecca’s fellow protestors. Horace’s knowledge and research into the incident are slowly revealed, until Rebecca must consider the truth behind how a famous post-explosion photograph of her came to be. By the end of the play, Hector and Rebecca have switched positions of power, and an ugly truth about human nature is revealed.