Forests of the [K]Night
by Richard Jesson
75-min. play requires 2 veteran actors, 1 exceptional young black actor. Famous writer who cannot write, paranoid, depressed, suicidal. Rough ballplayer surprisingly literate. Young orderly can morph into psychoanalyst & statistics prof. Solemn nurse with sinister history. On one autumn day in 1960, the trio restore the writer's creative powers and postpone electroconvulsive therapy and suicide.