White Horse Theater Company presents a new drama about the Manson family member Susan Atkins, and the notorious Manson murders. More…
A theatrical re-imagining of the life of Susan Atkins, moving through time and space, questioning allegations of murder and deceit. Set in Atkins’ prison cell, on the eve before a key moment in the Manson murder trial, Susan Atkins is having doubts about testifying against Charles Manson. Knowing full well that Susan's change of heart may send her to death row, a well-intentioned social worker visits Susan in jail. Attempting to understand Susan's fears and motivations, The Woman urges Susan not to retract her grand jury testimony and to take the stand against Manson. In an ensuing battle of wills, questions of truth and innocence abound shattering expectations and challenging our capacity for forgiveness.
See it if You're into psychological dramas and intense subject matter, and an empathetic portrayal of someone who made a terrible mistake in her youth
Don't see it if You want action or high production values, or if you're turned off by the whole Manson story, or a relatively predictable ending.