In a penitentiary in Colombia, three cellmates and a guard navigate a labyrinth of degradation and survival tactics behind bars. Presented by Theater for the New City.
Three incarcerated men form uneasy friendships and alliances, strategizing and bartering with each other and the guards for access to basic goods and protection. There is rampant sabotage and subterfuge, mental and physical sickness, rotten food, water shortage crises, and scant medical care. Inmates are periodically thrown into the dreaded "hole," a torture chamber, and emerge only to find themselves in the midst of a series of explosive, divisive riots. Meanwhile, intensive conversations reveal the circumstances "outside" that turned the three men into prisoners.