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Near Southside Event

Sam Shepard’s The GOD OF HELL

Presented by Drag Strip Courage

Magnolia Village Fairmount

July 5, 6, 12 & 13…8 pm…$15...For Adults Only
Drag Strip Courage presents Sam Shepard’s 


The God of Hell was written in part as a response to the events of September 11, 2001, and has been described by Shepard as "a take-off on Republican fascism."  Frank and Emma are a quiet, respectable couple who raise cows on their Wisconsin farm. Soon after they agree to put up Frank’s old friend Haynes, who is on the lam from a secret government project involving plutonium, they’re visited by Welch, an unctuous government bureaucrat from hell. His aggressive patriotism puts Frank, Emma, and Haynes on the defensive, transforming a heartland American household into a scene of torture and promoting a radioactive brand of conformity with a dangerously long half life. 

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