“A Bad Friend”
By Jules Pfeiffer
Premiered September 2009
Presented by iTheatre Collaborative and ASU West
Sept. 11-26, 2009
Sept. 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26 at 8:00 pm, Sept. 13 at 2:00 pm
It is the height of the Red Scare. Brooklyn, 1953, Rose Wallach is a young lady with a lot of questions on her mind. Her parents are as fervently opposed to McCarthyism, anti-Semitism and exploitation of the working class as they are passionately committed to the Rosenbergs, civil rights and Stalin.
"But why?" wonders Rose, "Maybe I'm only a liberal." Seeking answers, Rose befriends an elderly painter on the Esplanade and occasionally flirts with a very obvious FBI agent who is asking questions about her uncle who is a Hollywood screenwriter.
It is a time in America when talking to the wrong person can land you in hot water. But how do you know who is good, or who is bad, and who decides that?