by Mia McCullough
October 22-November 7, 2021
CONTENT ADVISORY: This production contains adult language and themes such as loss, war, violence, racism and insensitivity, and mention of sexual abuse and violence.
To live in Chagrin Falls, Oklahoma is to be in the killing business. The town’s major employers are a cattle slaughterhouse and a penitentiary where lethal injection is administered. Whether they work at the slaughterhouse, or play preacher or guard to death row inmates, or merely offer a bed and a hot meal to those visiting the prison, each resident of Chagrin Falls makes their living off of death and captivity. A week prior to a particular execution, an Asian-American graduate student comes to town— Though this would be reporter never gets what she came for, when she witnesses the execution she becomes one of them: a participant in the killing, an honorary resident of Chagrin Falls.
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