“Whores” at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey

by Lee Blessing

"Whores” is a brutally funny, frank and provocative play. Inspired by the true story of the murder of three American nuns and a Catholic lay worker in El Salvador, Blessing sets his fictitious story in the deranged mind of a general from an “unnamed” Central American country who is being tried in civil court in the United States after receiving political asylum. The play examines the moral and political implications of what happens when America projects its ideals beyond its shores and winds up creating an environment that breeds corruption and violence. Through dark humor and heightened theatricality, “Whores” takes aim at the media, our legal system, and politics.

Performed by Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey
At Playwrights Theatre
Performances ran
Thursday, February 3, 2005 thru Sunday, February 20, 2005
Directed by John Pietrowski Has Bio