Southern Gothic Novel:
The Aberdeen, Mississippi Sex-Slave Incident

conceived and performed by Frank Blocker
directed by Cheryl King

Next Up:
Private Performance for Verona Walk

February 25, 2017 | a private, gated residential community in Naples, Florida

"Blocker is a standout."
   - The New York Times, Anita Gates

"What a delight to watch even villainous characters imbued with so much life and charm."
   - Backstage Magazine, Mark Peikert

"Incisively funny! Extended parody of Steinbeckian portentousness--the results are priceless"
   - LA Weekly, Bill Raden

NYC Drama Desk Award nominee
"Ovation Recommended" by the Los Angeles Stage Alliance
Rated 100% Sweet by LA's Bitter Lemons
Audience Favorite Award nominee, Broadway World
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There are 5,218 people living in Aberdeen, Mississippi.
This is the story of 17 of them. And the men that caused all of the trouble.

The whole thing started when Viola Haygood, the Assistant Librarian at the Charles B. Evans Memorial Library, fell in love for the umpteenth time. This one was new in town.
He was tall.
He was dark.
He was handsome.
And he smelled really good.

It was the dark coincidence of his arrival that caused the locals to comment. Someone was kidnapping Aberdeen's young women. They were at Big Otis's Saloon one night and gone the next. Not so much as a by-your-leave.

The town was getting nervous.

They were locking the stately front entries of their antebellum homes and the aluminum screen doors of their double-wide trailers.

They would have called in the FBI but they didn't have to, as that particular organization was proud to boast a national office on Aberdeen's Main Street that runs along the scenic banks of the Tombigbee River.

This was a town in an uproar.
Dirty deeds being done dirt cheap.
Women being snapped up and carted off to who knows where.
FBI and reporters descending like locusts. Lawyers locking and loading.

And one actor plays them all.

photos by Carol Rosegg

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